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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194329
Last updated: 23 May 2018
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Type:Cubcrafters CC11-160
Registration: N153JM
C/n / msn: CC11-00153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Boreggo Springs, CA (L08)
Destination airport:Bermuda Dunes, CA (KUDD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The private pilot reported that he landed off airport to an unimproved surface. He remarked that the “airplane only needs about 60 feet of ground roll to become airborne.” During the attempted takeoff, the airplane ascended about 2 ft above ground level before the landing gear wheel impacted desert shrubs, and the pilot aborted the takeoff. The airplane touched down and developed a side load, and the right main landing gear collapsed. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the lower fuselage tube struts and the firewall.  
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s selection of an unsuitable takeoff area, which resulted in impact with obstacles.



Revision history:

20-Mar-2017 18:14 Geno Added
05-Nov-2017 08:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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