NTSB Identification: LAX03LA082
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 04, 2003 in Middletown, CA
Aircraft: Beech F35, registration: N3361C
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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On February 4, 2003, about 0755 Pacific standard time, a Beech F35, N3361C,
collided with fences and a house during an aborted takeoff from a private dirt
airstrip near Middleton, California. The pilot/owner was operating the airplane
under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant,
sustained minor injuries; the airplane sustained substantial damage. Visual
meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. The
personal cross-country flight was en route to Ukiah, California.
A police officer interviewed the pilot. The pilot said he was "ice
heavy" during takeoff, ran out of runway, and tried to abort the takeoff.
The airplane went through two fences and then impacted a house. An on scene
officer reported that the wheels of the airplane touched down approximately 300
feet from the house.