MIA96LA063
MIA96LA063

On January 13, 1996, about 1330 eastern standard time, N7498P, a Piper PA-24-250 crashed on takeoff at Lake City Airport, Lake City, Florida, 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 pilot and two passengers reported no injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident.

The pilot stated he selected an empty fuel tank and the engine lost power just after liftoff. He lowered the landing gear and attempted a landing on the remaining runway. During the landing the left main landing gear collapsed. The left stabilizer spar and the aft fuselage bulkhead were also damaged during the landing.

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