February 12, Leesburg, Miss. / Cessna 172


At about 0905 central time, a Cessna 172M crashed shortly after takeoff from a private strip in Leesburg. The pilot received minor injuries. The pilot said he had just taken off and was climbing through 200 feet, milking the flaps up when he detected that the airplane was sinking. He maneuvered to avoid a trailer park and crashed in an adjacent construction area.


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