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Rockwell International 114, N5814N: Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Munday Municipal Airport (37F), Knox County, Texas

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA385
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Munday, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114, registration: N5814N
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that during the takeoff rotation the airplane started to drift left and he immediately applied more right rudder, the left wing dipped, and the stall warning horn sounded. The pilot further reported that he decided to abort the takeoff and pulled the mixture to idle cutoff. The airplane collided with a fence, and sustained substantial damage to the firewall and left aileron.

The pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff, which resulted in an aborted takeoff, runway excursion, collision with a fence, and substantial damage.

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