NTSB Identification: CEN11CA400
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 18, 2011 in Charleston, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/04/2011
Aircraft: WACO CLASSIC AIRCRAFT YMF-F5C, registration: N113KJ
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 performed a precautionary landing to a field due to a rough running engine. After the landing, he decided that the airplane was airworthy, and attempted to take off from a nearby gravel road. During the takeoff roll, the airplane's left wing dragged in the high grass that bordered both sides of the road which caused the airplane to cartwheel approximately 180 degrees. The landing gear span on the airplane was approximately 8 feet, the road was approximately 15 feet wide, and the wingspan was about 25 feet.

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

The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain to take off after making a precautionary landing.

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