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N46513 accident description

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Crash location 36.559167°N, 86.259167°W
Nearest city Westmoreland, TN
36.561988°N, 86.248044°W
0.6 miles away
Tail number N46513
Accident date 09 Oct 2011
Aircraft type Aeronca 0-58A
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated that during a take-off from a 2,000-foot private strip, he was looking at a hay bale on the left side of the airplane when the right wingtip struck a hay bale. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the airframe and the right wing. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions during the flight.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate visual lookout and failure to maintain clearance from an obstacle during takeoff.

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