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N246JC accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city East Greenwich, NJ
39.791780°N, 75.257962°W
Tail number N246JC
Accident date 28 Jul 2001
Aircraft type Mooney M20J
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 28, 2001, about 1106 eastern daylight time, a Mooney M20J, N246JC, was substantially damaged after impacting terrain while departing from Peaslees Airstrip (NJ25), East Greenwich, New Jersey. The certificated private pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

According to the pilot, he was departing from the 2,207-foot long turf runway, when he "must have lifted off early." As the airplane climbed, it "felt mushy", and started to drift to the left. The pilot then "lost control," and the airplane skidded across a soybean field, before coming to rest upright.

The pilot did not report any abnormalities with the airplane or it's engine.

The winds reported at a nearby airport, about the time of the accident, were from 150 degrees at 5 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's premature liftoff which resulted in an inadvertent stall.

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