NTSB Identification: LAX99LA312.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1999 in ACAMPO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/06/2001
Aircraft: Rockwell S-2R, registration: N4168X
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 private dirt strip is the size of a single lane road with vegetation, approximately 2 - 3 feet tall, and small trees on either side. On the takeoff roll, the left wheel and spreader became entangled in tall vegetation, which slewed the airplane to the left. The airplane became airborne and the left wing struck two trees.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain runway alignment, which resulted in the aircraft encountering high vegetation, the loss of directional control, and collision with trees.

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