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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137985
Last updated: 1 January 2020
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Date:15-AUG-2011
Time:15:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA40 Diamond Star
Owner/operator:Honaker Aviation Inc
Registration: N316MA
C/n / msn: 40.287
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Highway 31E, near Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Hodgenville, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Hodgenville, KY
Destination airport:Cambridge, OH (CDI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot initiated takeoff from an upsloping, 1,133-foot-long grass airstrip with two passengers onboard. The airplane struck 40-foot tall trees located 1,150 feet from the point where the takeoff ground roll was initiated. Subsequently, the airplane struck three power lines and impacted the ground. According to information from the closest airport with a weather recording system, the wind was most likely a headwind at the time of the accident. Calculations based on the performance data in the airplane’s flight manual indicated that a takeoff distance of about 1,570 feet was required to clear a 50-foot obstacle. A postaccident examination of the engine did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate takeoff performance planning, which resulted in collision with an obstacle during takeoff from a turf runway that was not long enough for the given conditions.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20110816X90141&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Aug-2011 01:28 gerard57 Added
17-Aug-2011 05:13 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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