NTSB Identification: SEA04LA156.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 06, 2004 in Wamic, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/2005
Aircraft: Taylorcraft DC-65, registration: N61021
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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The pilot was departing on runway 25 (2,433 feet) after refueling. He said the weather was clear, but the wind was high and gusty with turbulence and downdrafts. Witnesses said that he departed from midfield, veered to the right, and had a very nose-high attitude. The airplane subsequently stalled to the ground.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions and his failure to maintain airspeed, resulting in a stall. The pilot's failure to use all of the available runway, and the high-gusty winds were factors.

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