Date & Time: Dec 2, 1954
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During the takeoff roll, the aircraft deviated from the centerline to the left and then to the right. The pilot-in-command elected to control the aircraft that veered off runway to the right and came to rest in flames. All four occupants were able to evacuate safely while the aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Inadequate handling during takeoff, as a result of lack of experience, consisting in not sufficiently correcting the swerve of the aircraft during the initial run, a contributory cause being the probable failure of the starboard engine.