NTSB Identification: CHI99LA175.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 06, 1999 in NORTH PLATTE, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Ayres S2R-G10, registration: N3024U
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that during takeoff roll, the aircraft '...started to go suddenly to the right. I used full left rudder and then applied left brake. [The] A/C continued right and went off [the] runway....' The pilot reported that the airplane had a counter-rotating propeller, and that during takeoff left rudder was required for directional control. He reported that he thought a gust of wind might have occurred. He reported that, 'I was behind it.'

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

The pilot failed to maintain directional control during takeoff.

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