Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2000 Issue

Dec. 17, Concord, Calif. / Cessna 172

At 10:24 PST, a Cessna 172N was damaged during a takeoff attempt at Concord, when it ran off the departure end of the runway and collided with a fence. The airline transport-rated pilot received minor injuries. The pilot told investigators he had failed to remove the control gust lock prior to the takeoff attempt....

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