NTSB Identification: FTW70F0161
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CONVAIR L-13, registration: N2538B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3819  69/8/31    DECATUR,TEX         CONVAIR L-13        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1200                    N2538B              PX-  0  0  4  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  AGE 29, 747 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            210 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - DECATUR
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DECATUR,TEX                 LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED WRONG RUNWAY RELATIVE TO EXISTING WIND
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND

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