NTSB Identification: CHI02CA198.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 2002 in Scribner, NE
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/13/2003
Aircraft: Baughman KR-2, registration: N290KB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was departing runway 17 with the intention of remaining in the traffic pattern in order to practice takeoffs and landings. Immediately after liftoff, the airplane drifted to the left and gradually descended into the grassy area adjacent to the runway. The nose gear subsequently collapsed and the airplane flipped over. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was being conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 and was not on a flight plan. The pilot was not injured.

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

The pilot's excessive rotation and his failure to attain climb which resulted in a stall/mush.

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