NTSB Identification: ATL93LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52776.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 29, 1993 in LAFAYETTE, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N6924S
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 COMMERCIAL PILOT HAD PLANNED TO TAKE OFF FROM A RURAL HIGHWAY FOLLOWING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. HE WALKED THE PLANNED TAKEOFF AREA, LOOKING FOR OBSTRUCTIONS. HE OBSERVED A MILE POST SIGN, AND ESTIMATED THAT THE WING CLEARANCE WOULD BE ADEQUATE. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE SIGN. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, AND CAME TO REST AGAINST A TREE. THE PILOT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WITH THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE CLEARANCE FROM THE MILE MARKER SIGN DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. A FACTOR WAS THE SIGN ADJACENT TO THE HIGHWAY

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