NTSB Identification: ATL99LA113.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 23, 1999 in VIDALIA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/23/2000
Aircraft: Beech BE23, registration: N2381Z
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot departed the 900 foot pasture despite damage to the leading edge of the wing received in a previous accident and the owners advise not to fly the airplane in its current condition. Upon takeoff, the airplane became airborne and climbed 3 to 4 feet before striking a fence at the end of the pasture. The airplane subsequently yawed 180 degrees and came to rest in a rubbish pile.

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

Pilot's decision to attempt a takeoff from an unsuitable pasture. A factor contributing to the accident consisted of previous damage to the leading edges of the wings.

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