On May 19, 2002, at 1030 central daylight time, a Cessna T210N, N210AB, owned and piloted by a private instrument rated pilot, sustained substantial damage when the aircraft contacted a ditch during an aborted takeoff. The takeoff was being made on runway 26 (3,058 feet by 50 feet, asphalt) at Lake in the Hills Airport in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. The nose wheel of the aircraft dug into the ground and the airplane nosed over. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The personal flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 on a visual flight rules flight plan. The pilot reported minor injuries. The three passengers aboard the airplane reported no injuries. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident with an intended destination of Morris, Illinois.

The pilot reported the airplane was configured with 10 degrees of flaps extended, and with the elevator rudder trim set for takeoff. He reported that he advanced the manifold pressure to 36.5 inches while holding the brakes at the end of the runway. He then released the brakes, rolled down the runway, and rotated at 65 to 70 knots. The pilot reported the airplane climbed to about 15 feet above the runway and the "Plane was not climbing out as it normally does, it just did not feel right." The pilot elected to abort the takeoff. He reported that he attempted to stop the airplane, but it traveled off the end of the runway where it hit a berm, collapsing the nose gear. The airplane then nosed over in a culvert.

The pilot completed a NTSB Form 6120.1/2 on which he indicated that there was no mechanical failure/malfunction of the airplane.

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