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N702KF accident description

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Crash location 43.424723°N, 117.345555°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Owyhee, OR
43.794883°N, 117.055160°W
29.4 miles away
Tail number N702KF
Accident date 18 Jul 2017
Aircraft type Salerno Kenneth G Jr Kitfox Series 7
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the takeoff roll on a rough, dirt airstrip, the airplane encountered a "hump" and bounced into the air prematurely. He added that, when the airplane touched back down, one of the tires hit a "rut" and the airplane veered left toward a tall sage brush. He further added that he "didn't correct direction properly" and attempted to rotate the airplane "early" to clear the sage brush, but the airplane's main landing gear impacted the sage brush, which resulted -in a nose over.

The fuselage and left wing sustained substantial damage.

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 pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff from a rough, dirt airstrip.

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