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N8154N accident description

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Crash location 45.194444°N, 123.136111°W
Nearest city Mcminnville, OR
45.210116°N, 123.198716°W
3.2 miles away
Tail number N8154N
Accident date 21 Aug 2012
Aircraft type Piper PA-28-140
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll he attempted to close a window vent and veered off the left side of the runway. He aborted the takeoff and taxied back for takeoff; he examined the airplane prior to takeoff and did not see any damage. After landing he secured the airplane in the club hangar. On August 25th during a flying club meeting the pilot observed damage to the lower section of the right wing and subsequent examination revealed substantial damage to the wing spar. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane prior to the runway excursion.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s loss of directional control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a runway excursion.

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