NTSB Identification: ANC95LA109.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 16, 1995 in NENANA, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N1134M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT ELECTED TO TAKEOFF DOWNHILL AND DOWNWIND. WHEN HE REALIZED THAT THE AIRPLANE WOULD NOT BECOME AIRBORNE BEFORE REACHING THE END OF THE AIRSTRIP, HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK BRUSH AT THE END OF THE AIRSTRIP, SHEARED THE MAIN GEAR, SPUN AROUND, AND CRASHED INTO TREES TAIL FIRST.

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

THE PILOT'S DELAY IN ABORTING THE TAKEOFF. THE TAILWIND WAS A RELATED FACTOR.

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