December 01, Brevard, N.C. / Cessna 182


At about 1025 eastern time, a Cessna 182J struck a ditch during an aborted takeoff at Transylvania County Airport. The pilot and two passengers reported serious injuries. The pilot said he was on the takeoff roll on runway 27 and ready to rotate when he discovered the flight controls would not move. He was about two-thirds of the way down the 2,903-foot runway when he retarded the power and applied the brakes. The airplane overran the departure end of the runway.


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