NTSB Identification: NYC90LA202.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42524.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 28, 1990 in KEENE, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: WACO DSO, registration: N613N
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 PILOT ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF IN A FLOAT EQUIPPED AIRPLANE. THE LAKE SURFACE WAS 3000 FEET LONG AND SMOOTH (GLASSY). THE PILOT SAID IT TOOK LONGER TO GET ONTO THE STEP AND GET AIRBORNE. ONCE AIRBORNE, HE SAID HE FELT HE WOULD NOT CLEAR THE TREES AT THE EDGE OF THE LAKE AND ABORTED THE TAKEOFF. HE SETTLED TO THE LAKE SURFACE AND RAN INTO TREES AT THE END OF THE LAKE. THE FAA REPORTED NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF WITH INSUFFICIENT ROOM AVAILABLE TO STOP. THE PILOT'S DELAYED DECISION TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF WAS A FACTOR.

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