NTSB Identification: LAX94LA312.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 09, 1994 in WARNER SPRINGS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112, registration: N25871
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD, DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS ALONG HIS ROUTE OF FLIGHT. AFTER THE WEATHER IMPROVED, HE ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF. DURING THE INITIAL TAKEOFF CLIMB, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH A COW AND CRASHED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the pilot's inadequate visual lookout for livestock during takeoff.

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