NTSB Identification: CHI94LA345.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 22, 1994 in NEW TOWN, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N6685F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF FROM A ROAD. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL HE INADVERTENTLY LOWERED THE FLAPS FULL DOWN. WHEN THE AIRPLANE TOPPED A HILL AND WAS IN DANGER OF COLLIDING WITH A FARM TRUCK THE AIRPLANE BECAME AIRBORNE, BUT WAS UNABLE TO CONTINUE FLIGHT AND IMPACTED THE TERRAIN.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF WING FLAPS AND PREMATURE LIFT-OFF. THE PILOT'S POOR PREFLIGHT PREPARATION WAS A FACTOR.

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