NTSB Identification: LAX96LA125.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 1996 in AUBURN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Cessna 150G, registration: N8662J
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The Cessna 150G had been modified with conventional landing gear in accordance with an approved STC. The pilot reported that during the takeoff ground roll, he lost directional control, when he raised the tail at about 40 mph. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway. As the pilot attempted to turn back onto the runway, the left main landing gear contacted a large rock that was imbedded in the ground. The gear strut then separated from the airplane, and the left wing contacted the ground.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain directional control of the aircraft, which resulted in an inadvertent ground swerve.

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