NTSB Identification: MIA00LA074.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, January 25, 2000 in LINCOLNTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172N, registration: N2469E
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During preflight inspection the pilot removed snow from the aircraft and observed some ice formation on the wings. He did not remove the ice. During takeoff the aircraft would not climb and collided with a tree. The aircraft spun around 180 degrees and crashed to the ground. The pilot attributed the failure to climb on the ice buildup on the wings.

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

The pilot's failure to remove ice from the wings prior to takeoff resulting in the aircraft not climbing after takeoff and colliding with a tree.

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