NTSB Identification: WPR14CA107
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, January 26, 2014 in Wikieup, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N2594V
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 takeoff from a private dirt runway, the main wheel landing gear struck a dirt berm. Subsequently, the airplane nosed over and a postaccident fire ensued, which consumed the fuselage and inboard portion of both wings. The pilot reported no preaccident 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 failure to maintain clearance from terrain during takeoff.

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