NTSB Identification: MIA08LA162
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 09, 2008 in Boynton Beach, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/2009
Aircraft: NORTH WING APACHE CLA, registration: N3880A
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The non-qualified pilot initiated a takeoff to the west in a weight-shift aircraft. Winds prevailed from the south at the time. After becoming airborne he was unable to maintain control of the aircraft which descended, collided with trees, and then impacted the edge of a canal. No evidence of preimpact failure or malfunction with the aircraft was noted.

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

The failure of the pilot to maintain control of the aircraft.

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