NTSB Identification: CHI87LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33519.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 1987 in BIG FORK, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: AERONCA 7EC, registration: N4715E
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.

AFTER SEVERAL UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO TAKEOFF FROM A SNOW-COVERED LAKE, THE PLT FOUND A PLOWED AREA LEADING TO A FISH HOUSE. HE TAXIED TO THE AREA AND BEGAN TO TAKEOFF TOWARDS THE EAST. ON LIFT-OFF, THE LEFT AILERON STRUCK THE TOP OF THE FISH HOUSE. THE PLT LANDED ABOUT 50 YARDS BEYOND THE FISH HOUSE WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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