NTSB Identification: FTW96LA236.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, June 04, 1996 in DUMAS, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N3646X
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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

Shortly after the airplane became airborne, the pilot saw a butane truck drive in front of him on a road that crossed the departure end of the runway. The pilot applied back pressure on the flight controls in an attempt to climb over the truck; however, the airplane's aft fuselage struck the truck, and the airplane then impacted the ground about 50 feet past the truck. Until moments before the accident, the driver of the truck and the pilot of the airplane were not able to see one another due to a line of 30 foot tall trees beside the road.

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

Failure of all personnel concerned to identify the unsafe/hazardous condition, which resulted from a visual restriction, due to trees near the intersection of the road and runway.

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