NTSB Identification: OAK73FVG15
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: STEARMAN 4E, registration: N11724

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1147  72/8/26    SMARTVILLE,CALIF    STEARMAN 4E         CR-  1  0  0  NONCOMMERCIAL             AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0755                    N11724              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  54, 24981 TOTAL HOURS, 30
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PLEASANT VLLY RCH
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SMARTVILLE,CALIF            OTTUMWA,IOWA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DIVERTED ATTENTION FROM OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (OWNER PERSONNEL)
           POWERPLANT - PROPELLER AND ACCESSORIES: BLADE RETENTION MECHANISM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - UNDER TORQUED
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: OTHER
        REMARKS- NR2 BLADE LOOSE IN HUB.PROP PROTRACTOR FOUND AT AIR STRIP.MARGINAL STRIP.5HRS IN TYPE ACFT,12 MOS.

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