NTSB Identification: CHI03LA112.
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Accident occurred Friday, February 28, 2003 in Grand Rapids, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/25/2003
Aircraft: Aeronca 7AC, registration: N84868
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The airplane impacted trees during initial climb from a private grass airstrip. The pilot stated he took off and remained in ground effect. The airplane then stalled into an area of trees located at the departure end of the runway. The runway was 1,500 feet in length and had an upslope in the takeoff direction.

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

The pilot's failure to obtain adequate airspeed which resulted in a stall. The short, soft, takeoff area, and the trees were contributing factors.

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