Takeoff Accidents 10/20/2019 - 10/20/2020

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*Accident reports are not entered into the ASF database until 1-2 weeks after the National Transportation Safety Board issues its preliminary report. Note: Accidents included on the basis of preliminary reports may later be reclassified after final determination of probable cause.
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Taking off might seem like the easiest part of flying -- but GA takeoff accidents average about one every other day. Whether uphill, downwind, overweight, or underskilled, about one-sixth of these mistakes prove fatal. Scroll over the points to read more about individual accidents. Then click here for tips on how (and when) to make it off the runway.

Blue Marker   Non Fatal       Red Marker   Fatal