NTSB Identification: SEA06CA090.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 03, 2006 in Minidoka, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/2006
Aircraft: Cessna A188B, registration: N8959G
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.
In a written statement the pilot reported that the airplane's engine sounded smooth, but was not as loud as "normal" during the takeoff roll. He reported that the tail was lifted from the runway surface at the "normal" point, but sufficient speed for takeoff was not obtained at the "normal" liftoff point. The pilot reported that, "After running the entire length" of the 2,200 ft grass strip he was able to liftoff, however he was unable to "sustain flight" and the aircraft collided with a 4-foot bank at the departure end of the runway. The aircraft came to rest approximately 100 yards from the departure end of the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to abort the takeoff. A berm at the end of the runway was a factor. Full narrative available
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