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N208AP accident description

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Crash location 43.825278°N, 117.645833°W
Nearest city Harper, OR
43.863214°N, 117.609906°W
3.2 miles away
Tail number N208AP
Accident date 05 Sep 2008
Aircraft type Taylorcraft F19
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot said that he was departing from a private, soft, dirt airstrip. He asked the airstrip's owner for his departure recommendation, which was to stay on the left side of the 12-foot-wide airstrip. Immediately after liftoff, the left wing tip struck a tree branch, and the airplane rotated 90 degrees as it fell to the ground. The outboard 3 feet of the left wing was crushed by the impact and the fuselage, firewall, and rudder were wrinkled and/or bent.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a tree during the takeoff initial climb.

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