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N1066R accident description

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Crash location 41.686944°N, 69.990833°W
Nearest city Chatham, MA
41.666779°N, 69.966126°W
1.9 miles away
Tail number N1066R
Accident date 22 Jul 2014
Aircraft type Cessna 172M
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, he was performing a touch-and-go landing to runway 24. He was initially high on final; however, he landed the airplane about 400 feet from the arrival end of the runway. After applying full throttle during the subsequent takeoff, the airplane veered "significantly" to the left. He attempted to regain directional control; however, the airplane departed the left side of the runway, into the grass. He applied wheel brakes and the wheels skidded on the grass until the airplane contacted trees. The airplane then spun around "violently" and came to a stop. An inspector from the Federal Aviation Administration examined the airplane and confirmed substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, resulting in a runway excursion and collision with trees.

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