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Crash of a Piper PA-61P Aerostar in Donegal Springs

Accident description

  • Aug 19, 2017 at 1642 LT
  • N7108
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Private
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • 61P-0405-142
  • Donegal Springs, Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • North America
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Control was lost while taking off from Donegal Springs Airpark, Pennsylvania. The twin engine aircraft (owned by Kurt Heitmeier) veered off runway and lost its right main gear while contacting soft ground. The airplane came to rest by a cornfield with its right wing bent. The pilot, sole on board, was uninjured.