NTSB Identification: CHI03LA065.
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Accident occurred Monday, February 03, 2003 in Waskish, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/2004
Aircraft: Cessna 172F, registration: N8112U
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The airplane impacted a snow bank and nosed over during an aborted takeoff on a snow covered lake. The pilot stated that he attempted a downwind takeoff and realized that the airplane was unable to lift off. The airplane then impacted the snow bank.

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

The inadequate preflight planning/preparation by the pilot. Contributing factors were the snow covered takeoff area and the tailwind.

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