Date & Time: Dec 3, 2013 at 0940 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N71DF
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
680E-672-12
YOM:
1958
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Owned by Frits Abbing, aircraft was performing a private flight from the Jim Finlay Farm airstrip located in Crescent City, Putnam County, Florida. Shortly after take off, in initial climb, pilot encountered engine problems and the aircraft failed to gain sufficient height, thus he clipped some tree tops located after runway end. Aircraft stalled and crashed in a prairie, partially destroyed. All four occupants were slightly injured.