NTSB Identification: NYC06CA111.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 07, 2006 in West Middlesex, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/29/2006
Aircraft: Quicksilver GT-400, registration: NONE
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 non-certificated pilot/owner took off in the unregistered "ultralight type" airplane from a grass airstrip. During the initial climb, the airplane drifted right and impacted trees, then the ground. When asked how the accident could have been prevented, the pilot stated "better takeoff technique by staying closer to [the runway] centerline."

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from trees during the initial climb.

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