NTSB Identification: CHI93LA310.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52781.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 04, 1993 in EMPORIA, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N33299
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT TAXIED ON A GRAVEL ROAD TOWARD AN INTERSECTING PAVED ROAD FOR TAKEOFF. HE STATED HE PLACED THE RIGHT WHEEL IN A DITCH WHILE TRYING TO CLEAR A TREE AT THE LEFT WING TIP. THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER BUMPED THE BANK OF THE DITCH.

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

THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

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