NTSB Identification: SEA01LA164.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 01, 2001 in Winston, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/20/2002
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-D, registration: N95223
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was repositioning the aircraft from one field to the next in order for the aircraft to be closer to his residence for "major rework." The aircraft had not undergone an annual inspection for about three years. The pilot reported that the short field takeoff was to the north. The aircraft lifted off and attained an altitude of about 10 feet, about 150 feet before the fence line, when the aircraft started to steadily loose altitude. The aircraft's main landing gear caught on the fence. The aircraft continued airborne over the next field, but "mushed" along. The aircraft subsequently collided with another fence on the north end of the field, collapsing the main landing gear and damaging the wings. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the aircraft at the time. The wind was reported as "swirling" by the pilot and a light breeze from the south from two witnesses.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a fence during the initial takeoff. A fence was a factor.

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