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NTSB Final Report: Aviat Aircraft Inc A-1A

As The Airplane Reached Mid-Field, It Made A Climbing Right Turn Over The Trees And Disappeared From The Camera View Analysis: A video of the accident flight showed the airplane departed runway 35 and became airborne within the first half of the runway. As the airplane reached mid-field, it made a climbing right turn over the trees and disappeared from the camera view. The airplane impacted terrain shortly thereafter. The sound of the engine running can be heard throughout the video. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of any preexisting mechanical malfunction that would have precluded normal operation. A review of weight and balance information showed that, at the time of departure, the airplane was likely about 229 lbs over its maximum gross weight.

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