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N801TS accident description

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Crash location 41.251944°N, 70.056111°W
Nearest city Nantucket, MA
41.283457°N, 70.166128°W
6.1 miles away
Tail number N801TS
Accident date 14 Aug 2007
Aircraft type Waco Classic Aircraft Corp YMF-5
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, "with a crosswind at 10+ knots, I attempted a take-off on runway 15. After the tail wheel had lifted but before take-off, a [wind] gust suddenly drove the aircraft towards the right edge of the runway. Rather then incur a ground loop for the amount of correction necessary, I decelerated straight ahead. Where upon I hit what I later found out was a large runway sign off the side of the runway in the grassy area." The pilot further stated that, "I should have requested runway 6, which was almost aligned with the wind." Additionally, the pilot reported no mechanical malfunction or failure with the airplane. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing spar and left main strut.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during takeoff roll, which resulted in an on ground collision with an airport sign.

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