NTSB Identification: SEA07CA033.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, December 12, 2006 in Boulder City, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/2007
Aircraft: Extra Flugzeugbau GMBH EA 300/L, registration: N91BH
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 pilot lost directional control of the airplane during the takeoff run, and the airplane cartwheeled prior to coming to rest upright. The pilot was flying from the aft seat as pilot-in-command (PIC) and a pilot-rated passenger was in the front seat. During the takeoff run, the airplane veered from the runway and attempts were made to position the airplane back to runway heading. As it veered from the runway, the airplane entered soft soil, decreasing the available performance. The takeoff was continued due to a drainage ditch immediately in their direction of travel. After the airplane cleared the ditch, the right aileron spade impacted a fence post and the airplane cartwheeled. During the impact sequence, the engine was ripped from its mounts and the outboard portion of the left wing separated. The post-accident inspection revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions with the airplane prior to the accident.

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

The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during takeoff.

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