NTSB Identification: MIA02LA076.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 02, 2002 in Crescent City, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/13/2003
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-D, registration: N43615
Injuries: 1 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.

According to the pilot, as soon as he lifted the tail wheel off the ground during takeoff, the right wing lifted, he lost directional control, and the aircraft ran off the left side of the grass runway, into an adjacent hangar. He stated that no mechanical irregularities, or surface wind conditions were a factor in the accident. Postcrash investigation by an FAA inspector confirmed that mechanical malfunction was not a factor.

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

Tfhe failure of the pilot to maintain directional control of the aircraft during takeoff roll, resulting in an excursion off the left side of the runway and collision with an adjacent hangar.

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