NTSB Identification: LAX93LA240.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 03, 1993 in BIGGS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 150D, registration: N6030T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND, WHO HOLDS A FOREIGN COMMERCIAL/AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE AND HAS ACCRUED MORE THAN 16,000 HOURS, WAS FAMILIARIZING HIMSELF WITH THE AIRSTRIP WITH THE OWNER OF THE AIRPLANE, A CERTIFICATED COMMERCIAL PILOT. THE FIRST PILOT LIFTED OFF AT A LOW AIRSPEED AND BEGAN TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT. THE AIRPLANE'S LEFT WING LEADING EDGE STRUCK A TREE LIMB ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY.

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

THE FIRST PILOT'S PREMATURE LIFT-OFF AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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