NTSB Identification: CHI05LA122.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 21, 2005 in Vandalia, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/28/2006
Aircraft: Cessna R182, registration: N7361Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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The airplane collided with the terrain following a loss of control during initial climb after takeoff. A witness reported seeing the airplane takeoff on runway 36. She stated that approximately 20 seconds after taking off, the airplane entered a 90 degree left bank and disappeared below the tree line. The airplane collided with a freshly planted bean field. The impact site was approximately 3,000 feet down the length of the runway and about 500 feet west of the runway. Examination of the airframe and engine failed to reveal any failures/malfunctions which would have resulted in the accident.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane due to undetermined reasons.

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