Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2002 Issue

April 14, Carrollton, Ga. / Piper Cub

At 1915 eastern time, a Piper J-3 crashed while making a precautionary landing immediately after takeoff. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said he noticed smoke in the cockpit during the takeoff and elected to return to the airport. He then a hard left bank and reduced power, and the airplane stalled and crashed....

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