FTW93LA119
FTW93LA119

On April 8, 1993, at approximately 1515 mountain daylight time (MDT) a Vaughan Mustang II, N20JV, was substantially damaged during takeoff. The Air Transport Rated pilot, who was the owner and operator, was not injured. Weather for the local area flight was visual meteorological conditions.

During an interview with the pilot, conducted by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, he stated that during the takeoff ground run on runway 30 he lost control and ran off the left side of the runway. Following the runway departure the airplane struck a taxiway sign. He further reported that there was no mechanical problems with the airplane and that he just ran out of rudder. Winds were reported to be 350 degrees at 20 knots.

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