MIA95LA170
MIA95LA170

On July 4,1995, about 1705 central daylight time, a Piper PA-23-250, N6323Y, collided with a road sign then a ditch during an attempted takeoff from a highway near Winstonville, Mississippi, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane was substantially damaged and the airline transport-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated that he landed on the highway due to fuel exhaustion and then refueled the airplane. Before the attempted takeoff he surveyed the area but back taxied past a road sign. During the takeoff ground roll the left wing of the airplane collided with the road sign. The airplane then veered into a ditch and came to rest.

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