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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201595
Last updated: 30 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MIMU model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hardy Midget Mustang M-1
Registration: N53041
C/n / msn: 499
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Buena Vista, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Buena Vista, CO (AEJ)
Destination airport:, (AEJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot said he started his takeoff roll on runway 33. When he reached 50 mph, he pushed the control forward stick to raise the tail. The airplane immediately swerved to the left and he corrected with right rudder. The airplane struck a snow bank along the right side of the runway and was substantially damaged. Recorded winds were from 270 degrees at 10 knots, gusting to 18 knots. The pilot had recently modified the airplane by repositioning the main landing gear.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control. Contributing to the accident was the gusty crosswind.



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22-Nov-2017 10:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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