NTSB Identification: CEN10CA323
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 12, 2010 in Lamoni, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/21/2010
Aircraft: Mcculley Ronald W-8, registration: N8519N
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 non-certificated pilot stated that during takeoff the airplane did not have sufficient speed and did not feel right at a point on runway 36 where the airplane should have lifted off. The pilot then attempted to abort the takeoff, but the airplane overran the runway and nosed over. The airplane empennage was deformed upward and the left wing was deformed downward, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot did not have a pilot certificate and his last airman medical was dated December 18, 1999. The pilot did not have a pilot logbook nor any record of training, currency, or proficiency. Inspection of the airplane revealed that it was over gross weight at the time of the accident.

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

The non-certificated pilot's decision to attempt a takeoff that exceeded the airplane's performance capability, which resulted in an overrun.

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