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N84157 accident description

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Crash location 42.718611°N, 84.062222°W
Nearest city Fowlerville, MI
42.660589°N, 84.073014°W
4.0 miles away
Tail number N84157
Accident date 17 Nov 2015
Aircraft type Aeronca 7AC
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, while practicing landings in gusty wind conditions, the airplane inadvertently became airborne during the takeoff roll, the airplane descended back to the runway, and impacted terrain.

The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain pitch control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in an impact with terrain.

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