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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147832
Last updated: 24 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft A23-19 Musketeer Sport
Registration: N4746J
C/n / msn: MB-182
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West Liberty Airport - 9I3, West Liberty, KY -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:West Liberty, KY (9I3)
Destination airport:West Liberty, KY (9I3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, during the takeoff roll and initial climb, he thought he did not have enough airspeed to climb over a hill that was in the distance. He aborted the takeoff, landed the airplane, and attempted to stop the airplane before the end of the 2,400 foot-long runway. The airplane continued off of the departure end of the runway and collided with a ditch. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that it sustained substantial damage to both wings and the firewall. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's delayed decision to abort a takeoff, which resulted in a runway excursion.


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Revision history:

20-Aug-2012 23:00 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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