Accident Cessna 170B N2761D,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 357873
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Date:Tuesday 2 January 1996
Time:15:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 170B
Registration: N2761D
MSN: 25303
Engine model:Continental C145-2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Baker City, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Nampa, ID (S67)
Destination airport:(KBKE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he encountered deteriorating weather while approaching his destination and elected to land on a public highway, and that the accident occurred during landing. However, a county sheriff's report indicated that the pilot told law enforcement personnel that he had landed on the highway earlier due to deteriorating weather and was attempting to take off again from the highway. The pilot told law enforcement personnel that during the takeoff, a motor vehicle rounded a corner in the road and that he pulled up to avoid it, but that 'The plane wasn't ready to get airborne.' The sheriff's report stated that after pulling up, the airplane touched down several times before impacting a bank along the side of the road. Statements from the vehicle driver and a local resident who lives along the highway supported the sequence of events given in the sheriff's report.

Probable Cause: the pilot's premature lift-off and inadequate airspeed following liftoff. His use of a public highway as a takeoff area, and a motor vehicle on the highway, were factors.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA96LA037
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




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