June 11, Gettysburg, Pa. / Piper Arrow


At about 1645 eastern time, a Piper PA-28-200 crashed on takeoff from a private grass airstrip near Gettysburg. The pilot and passenger received minor injuries. The pilot said he landed at the 1,800-foot long grass airstrip and then discovered it was not his intended destination. He positioned the airplane to take off diagonally to take advantage of wind conditions, but the airplane stuck trees and a powerline at the end of the runway.


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