NTSB Identification: CHI08CA231.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 01, 2008 in Creston, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2008
Aircraft: Weatherly 201B, registration: N2936W
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 pilot reported that he departed on an aerial application flight from the south end of a runway that had a hill about midway which blocked the view of the north end of the runway. He cleared for traffic and started his takeoff roll. Approaching the crest of the runway he saw an airplane landing in front of him. He steered his airplane into corn near the runway to avoid the collision.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's selection of the unsuitable terrain next to the runway to avoid the landing traffic. Contributing to the accident was the hill in the middle of the runway that blocked the pilot's view of the other traffic and the high vegetation near the runway. Full narrative available
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