NTSB Identification: MIA95LA170.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 04, 1995 in WINSTONVILLE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-250, registration: N6323Y
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT LANDED ON THE HIGHWAY DUE TO FUEL EXHAUSTION THEN REFUELED THE AIRPLANE. HE SURVEYED THE AREA BEFORE THE ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF BUT BACK TAXIED PAST A ROAD SIGN. DURING THE TAKEOFF GROUND ROLL, THE LEFT WING OF THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH THE ROAD SIGN AND THE AIRPLANE THEN VEERED INTO A DITCH.

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

POOR PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION AND CLEARANCE NOT MAINTAINED BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.

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