2006 C-207 Jean Non-Fatal Non-Fatal Single-Engine NV Preflight

C-207 Non-Fatal Jean, NV June 2, 2006

The airplane failed to gain altitude and settled into the ground during the takeoff initial climb. The firewall buckled during the ground contact. The pilot said that just after takeoff, the airspeed decreased to 60 knots and the airplane was 300 feet above ground level. He was unable to recover the airspeed and he touched down in a field.

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