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NTSB Identification: CEN16LA131
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 2016 in Del Rio, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 180A, registration: N9659B
Injuries: 2 Minor.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On March 26, 2016, about 0815 central daylight time, a Cessna 180A airplane, N9659B, departed the runway and impacted terrain during an attempted takeoff from the Del Rio International Airport (KDRT), Del Rio, Texas. The private rated pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated a private individual, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
An initial report to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector was that the pilot and a passenger planned on departing the airport. The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll, it felt like a brake engaged. The airplane departed the right side of the runway, and came to rest on its left side.
A review of photos of the accident airplane revealed the airplane sustained substantial damage to the wing and fuselage.
The airplane was retained for further examination.