NTSB Identification: DEN00LA120.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 25, 2000 in SPANISH FORK, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: NEW PIPER PA-46-350P, registration: N9246D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot was practicing a soft field takeoff in preparation for his commercial certificate examination. During initial climb following lift off, the airplane drifted left of the runway and struck a fence post followed by collision with the ground.

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

Failure by the pilot to maintain control of the aircraft during initial climb following takeoff.

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