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N1431S accident description

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Crash location 43.258333°N, 85.545833°W
Nearest city Cedar Springs, MI
43.223360°N, 85.551424°W
2.4 miles away
Tail number N1431S
Accident date 19 Oct 2007
Aircraft type Cessna C-182
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The aircraft was destroyed upon impact with trees during an aborted landing on a private airstrip. The pilot reported that during initial climb out after liftoff, a wind shear caused a loss of lift and takeoff was aborted. Due to the wet grass runway, the pilot was unable to stop the aircraft and it impacted trees at the far end of the runway. The takeoff was on runway 27 ( 2,500 long) and the pilot reported winds were from 220 degrees at 15 knots, gusting to 23 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's decision to takeoff with strong, gusty winds and his inability to stop the airplane prior to it traveling off the end of the runway during the delayed aborted takeoff. Factors associated with the accident were the wet, grass airstrip and gusty wind conditions.

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