NTSB Identification: WPR13CA278
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 07, 2013 in Nervino, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N1677C
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 during the takeoff roll from the grass area between the runway and the taxiway, a rock was thrown up by the large bush wheels installed on the airplane and it impacted the left horizontal stabilizer which resulted in substantial damage. The pilot subsequently aborted the takeoff. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s decision to takeoff from an area off the runway surface which resulted in a collision with an object.

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