NTSB Identification: CHI92LA144.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47553.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 10, 1992 in BERLIN, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/26/1993
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-E, registration: N99819
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 PILOT REPORTED HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO TAKEOFF FROM RUNWAY 09 IN A GUSTY CROSSWIND ESTIMATED AT 15 KNOTS FROM 170 DEGREES. HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK A TREE.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE CROSSWIND DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL.

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