NTSB Identification: CHI08LA153
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, June 05, 2008 in DANVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/12/2010
Aircraft: JUST AIRCRAFT HIGHLANDER, registration: N6366
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 student pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings. On the last landing, the front wheel lifted off the ground, came down, then lifted again, so he decided to take off. Once airbourne, the airplane started a turn to the left. The pilot then banked right to avoid a tree and struck the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane. The pilot stated to the Federal Aviation Administration inspectors at the scene that there were no problems with the airplane.

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

The student pilot's loss of control during takeoff.

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