NTSB Identification: CHI75DEM05
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N3262T

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2776  74/8/14    DEWITT,MICH         CESSNA 177          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1940                    N3262T              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 55, 996 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            287 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MAPLE HEIGHTS
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DEWITT,MICH                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED WRONG RUNWAY RELATIVE TO EXISTING WIND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - PREMATURE LIFT-OFF
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: WET RUNWAY
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: HIGH VEGETATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
        REMARKS- TOOK OFF DOWNWIND IN TALL GRASS.HIT OIL DRUM USED AS RWY MARKER.

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