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N6389E accident description

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Crash location 39.258056°N, 74.604444°W
Nearest city Ocean City, NJ
39.277616°N, 74.574600°W
2.1 miles away
Tail number N6389E
Accident date 03 May 2011
Aircraft type Cessna A185F
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he was attempting to take off from runway 24. Approximately 200 feet down the runway on takeoff roll he prematurely lifted the tail wheel of his airplane, and lost directional control. The airplane veered to the left, exited the runway and struck a runway light. The right main gear separated from the airplane, and the right wing collided with the ground. During the accident sequence, the airplane incurred substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage. The nearest airport's weather observation system reported wind from 170 degrees at 13 knots, gusting to 17 knots at the time of the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll.

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