NTSB Identification: NYC75FNC05
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: PIPER PA-16, registration: N5260H

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1833  74/7/16    BOWDOINHAM,ME       PIPER PA-16         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1915                    N5260H              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 29, 1398 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            9 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MERRYMEETING BAY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BOWDOINHAM,ME               LEWISTON,ME
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO ABORT TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: POORLY MAINTAINED RUNWAY SURFACE
        REMARKS- ACFT STRUCK DIRT EMBANKMENT AFTER SWERVE ON TAKEOFF RUN.

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