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N981HT accident description

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Crash location 46.294444°N, 93.826945°W
Nearest city Garrison, MN
46.288016°N, 93.883036°W
2.7 miles away
Tail number N981HT
Accident date 08 Mar 2014
Aircraft type Olson Kenneth H T Zodiac 601 Hds
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that while taking off from a frozen lake, the airplane veered to the left. He stated that at the point of rotation, the left wing struck a snow bank which spun the airplane in a counter-clockwise direction. The airplane's nose wheel then struck the snow bank and the airplane nosed over. He reported no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff which resulted in the airplane striking a snow bank.

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