NTSB Identification: CHI88LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36625.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 04, 1988 in ALEDO, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N95061
Injuries: 2 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.
DURING TAKEOFF ROLL THE PILOT REPORTED HE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND ELECTED TO LIFT THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE GROUND PREMATURELY IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID RUNNING INTO A CORNFIELD. UNABLE TO ESTABLISH THE PROPER RATE OF CLIMB, AND UNABLE TO CLEAR SOME TELEPHONE LINES, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO DIVE UNDER THEM. THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE LOWEST TELEPHONE WIRE, THEN THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO A REST IN A CORNFIELD.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND
CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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