NTSB Identification: CHI05CA043.
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Accident occurred Friday, December 10, 2004 in Williston, ND
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/2005
Aircraft: Bellanca 14-19, registration: N6563N
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 airplane was damaged when it went off of the left side of the runway during takeoff, striking an approach light and subsequently collapsing the landing gear and coming to rest facing 180 degree to the direction of the intended takeoff. In a written report of the accident, the pilot stated that as the tail of the airplane was raised during takeoff, it veered to the left. He stated that he was unable to prevent the airplane from departing the runway. The airplane subsequently struck a runway approach light. The pilot listed no malfunction of the airplane.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the takeoff roll. A contributing factorwas the approach light. Full narrative available
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