CEN13CA042
CEN13CA042

The pilot departed a 1,500 foot-long grass runway in calm wind conditions and was unable to gain enough altitude to clear power lines at the end of the runway. He aborted the takeoff and landed in a plowed field near the departure end of the runway. The airplane nosed over on landing damaging the vertical stabilizer, the right wing tip, both main landing gear and the propeller. The pilot reported there were no mechanical problems with the airplane or engine. He said the accident could have been prevented if he had waited for better wind conditions and/or extended the takeoff roll to gain additional airspeed.

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