NTSB Identification: CHI96LA199.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 1996 in CHARLOTTE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 150, registration: N16047
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane was unable to clear powerlines located directly at the departure end of the airstrip. The airplane stalled and contacted the terrain with the left wing followed by the nose. The takeoff on the wet grass airstrip was initiated at the 1,600 foot point on the 2,000 foot long runway. The airplane was near gross weight at the time.

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

the pilot's inadequate preflight planning and failure to use all the available runway for takeoff. Factors associated with the accident were the wet grass airstrip and the powerlines.

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