ATL95LA112
ATL95LA112

On June 17, 1995, at 1415 eastern daylight time, a Grumman AA1C, N9980U was substantially damaged following a collision with terrain during take off at Mocksville, North Carolina. The airline transport pilot received minor injuries in the accident. The aircraft was being operated under the provisions of CFR Part 91 by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time, and no flight plan had been filed for the personal flight. The flight was destined for Lincolnton, North Carolina.

The pilot stated that he was departing runway 09. He said the aircraft accelerated to about 65 knots, but would not climb sufficiently to clear the tall trees at the departure end of the runway. He stated that he entered the trees in a nose high, stalled attitude. He reported that the engine seemed to be operating normally.

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