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N45957 accident description

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Crash location 38.372778°N, 98.598611°W
Nearest city Ellinwood, KS
38.355567°N, 98.580911°W
1.5 miles away
Tail number N45957
Accident date 31 Jul 2013
Aircraft type Luscombe 8A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he lost directional control of the airplane during the takeoff roll. The airplane encountered soft ground conditions when it reached the shoulder of the runway. The airplane went into the adjoining field and nosed over, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane’s fuselage and empennage. The pilot reported that there was no malfunction or system failure of the airplane before the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot failed to maintain directional control during takeoff.

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