Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2010 Issue

July 9, 2010, Goddard, Kan., Cessna 172

At 0919 Central time, the airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain. The solo pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual conditions prevailed. Witnesses described the takeoff as being at slow speed and low altitude. The airplane’s nose appeared to rise slightly just as the airplane cleared power lines at the departure end of the 2400-foot-long turf runway.

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