NTSB Identification: MIA83LA166.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21640.
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in YULEE, FL
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N2045H
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 PLT STATED THAT DURING TAKEOFF, THE ACFT ENTERED A 'RIGHT TURN' AFTER IT HAD CLIMBED APPX 25 FT ABOVE THE RWY. REPORTEDLY, FULL CONTROL INPUTS TO THE LEFT FAILED TO CORRECT THE RIGHT BANK. WHEN THE PLT SAW THE ACFT HEADING FOR TREES TO THE RIGHT, HE CLOSED THE THROTTLE. HOWEVER, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE TREES. A POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE FLT CONTROLS REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT PROBLEM. THE ACFT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 67 LBS OVER ITS MAX ALLOWABLE GROSS WEIGHT LIMIT. THE OWNER STATED THAT THE PLT DID NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO FLY THE ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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OBJECT..TREE(S)

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