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N717AT accident description

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Crash location 47.558611°N, 93.866389°W
Nearest city Bowstring, MN
47.543559°N, 93.839655°W
1.6 miles away
Tail number N717AT
Accident date 13 Nov 2015
Aircraft type Cessna 182Q
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that while taking off with 20 degrees of flaps from a grass airstrip, the airplane rotated about 50 knots and climbed to an altitude of about 80 feet above the ground. The pilot reported that the airplane "seemed" not to be "making" enough power to continue to climb.

The pilot elected to abort the takeoff and land directly ahead on what remained of the landing strip. While landing the airplane impacted a wind sock located about 140 feet to the left of centerline and about 500 feet short of the departure end of the runway on the left edge of the landing strip, which resulted in substantial damage to the firewall.

In a telephone interview with the NTSB Investigator-in-charge (IIC) the pilot stated that the stall warning horn was audible during the initial climb.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot exceeded the critical angle of attack during takeoff which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and impact with a wind sock and terrain.

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