Preliminary Accident Reports

December 2003 Issue

September 06, New Braunfels, Texas / Cessna 172

At 1711 central time, a Cessna 172L crashed when the pilot lost control during takeoff from New Braunfels Municipal Airport. The pilot and one passenger sustained serious injuries and one passenger was killed. Witnesses reported the airplane took “a long time to get off the ground” and pitched up to an “almost vertical” attitude. At approximately 200-300 feet agl, the airplane was rolled to the left and crashed....

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