NTSB Identification: LAX03LA103.
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Accident occurred Saturday, March 01, 2003 in Chandler, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/28/2004
Aircraft: Piper PA-18-150, registration: N62712
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The airplane collided with obstacles during an aborted takeoff from a private dirt strip that was 2,500 feet long. During the instructional flight, the instructor and student were practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings. On the third touch-and-go, the instructor felt that they did not have enough power to clear trees at the end of the runway. He aborted the takeoff and the airplane went off the end of the runway and into heavy brush and small trees. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector examined the engine and airframe, and noted no mechanical malfunctions.

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

the CFI's inadequate supervision and delayed decision to abort the takeoff resulted in the runway overrun.

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