NTSB Identification: CHI85LA355.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30147.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 21, 1985 in ASHKUM, IL
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N99666
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 LEFT WING OF THE ACFT CONTACTED CROPS DURING AN ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF. THE PLT REPORTED LIFTOFF WAS TOO SOON AND THE ACFT VEERED LEFT CONTACTED CROPS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE STAYED ON RWY LONGER.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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