NTSB Identification: CHI05CA206.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2005 in Sturtevant, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Luscombe 8F, registration: N1841B
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 tailwheel airplane sustained substantial damage on impact with terrain during an aborted takeoff. The pilot's accident report stated, "On the accident take off, the airplane approached flying speed and hit a bump on the runway which caused the airplane to suddenly veer to the left. Another bump cause the airplane to become airborne before a positive rate of climb could occur. The airplane was going to hit a berm so I closed the throttle and did what I could to minimize the impact and damage."
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot not obtaining/maintaining airplane control during the aborted takeoff. A factor was the berm. Full narrative available
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