NTSB Identification: MIA73DKT99
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N5971R

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-1496  73/5/18    BELLE GLADE,FLA     CESSNA 172G         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 47, 227
        TIME - 1430                    N5971R              PX-  0  0  3  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 25 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - BELLE GLADE STATE
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          BELLE GLADE,FLA             SANFORD,FLA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: HIGH VEGETATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTENTIONAL GROUND-WATER-LOOP-SWERVE
        REMARKS- PLT DID NOT CONSIDER LENGTH OF SOD SURFACE,G/W OF THE ACFT AND LACK OF WIND.ATMTD TURN L DUE DITCH

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