NTSB Identification: WPR12LA289
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 23, 2012 in Soldier Bar, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/2013
Aircraft: COX PA 18, registration: N13VC
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.

During the takeoff roll, the pilot experienced a loss of control and could not steer the airplane. The airplane veered to the left, continued off the runway surface into a pile of rocks, and nosed over. Postaccident examination of the wreckage revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunction or failure that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during takeoff, which resulted in a runway excursion and the airplane nosing over.

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