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N84DT accident description

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Crash location 38.612778°N, 98.684444°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Great Bend, KS
38.390845°N, 98.756196°W
15.8 miles away
Tail number N84DT
Accident date 15 Apr 2009
Aircraft type Aviat A-1B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

To avoid taking off from a wet field, the pilot said that he elected to take off to the southwest on Kansas Highway 156 at its intersection with U.S. Highway 56. Just as the wheels lifted off, a "strong wind gust raised the left wing." This turned (groundlooped) the airplane to the right (west) and it struck a dirt embankment and a chain link fence. Both wings and the forward portion of the fuseage were buckled.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during takeoff in gusting wind conditions.

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