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N127G accident description

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Crash location 43.380556°N, 85.778056°W
Nearest city Newaygo, MI
43.419743°N, 85.800051°W
2.9 miles away
Tail number N127G
Accident date 30 Jan 2011
Aircraft type DC-3(AF) Ercoupe 415-CD(NTSB)
Additional details: Silver/Red trim

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was departing a plowed "airstrip" on an ice covered lake. During the takeoff roll, the airplane veered to the left and the left wheel hit a snow bank on the left side of the airstrip. The airplane nosed over which resulted in substantial damage to the wings and empennage. The pilot reported that there was no mechanical malfunction or failure.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's loss of directional control during takeoff from a frozen lake.

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