NTSB Identification: CHI98LA188.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 01, 1998 in NORFOLK, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 175A, registration: N6847E
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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After takeoff the airplane departed controlled flight and impacted the terrain. The pilot said that he believes that the airplane encountered a wind shift. The airplane departed on runway 31. The reported winds six minutes prior to the accident were 270 degrees at 23 knots with gusts to 27 knots.

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

the pilot's misjudged wind conditions and his not obtaining/maintaining compensation for wind conditions. A factor was a sudden wind shift.

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