Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2007 Issue

May 15, 2007, Byron, Ga., Piper J3-C-65

The pilot stated he departed one turf airport and landed at another about 30 minutes later. Subsequently, he began a takeoff to the west with a five-to-seven-knot wind from the southeast. While attempting a soft-field takeoff, in a nose-up, tail-down attitude. The left quartering tailwind caused the airplane to drift to the right into a fence on the right side of the runway. The pilot noted his limited visibility over the nose of the airplane during the takeoff. The accident occurred about 0930.

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