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N175DH accident description

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Crash location 42.743055°N, 122.488333°W
Nearest city Prospect, OR
42.750961°N, 122.488924°W
0.5 miles away
Tail number N175DH
Accident date 20 May 2017
Aircraft type Cessna 175
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The flight instructor reported that, during a demonstrated soft field takeoff, the right lift strut impacted the tops of three trees. The flight instructor continued to his destination with no other anomiles.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the elevator.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The flight instructor’s failure to attain an adequate climb rate during takeoff, which resulted in impact with trees.

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