1997-08-12: The pilot of C-GOOY
selected a 500 foot gravel bed as a landing site and decided that this location could be utilized for his big game outfitting business. His intention was to lengthen the landing area by cutting down some scrub brush on both ends of the site, thus increasing it to about 750 feet. During the subsequent takeoff, with one passenger on board, the a/c would not get airborne, and overran the end of the cleared area. It struck some willows bordering the site, and came to rest upright with damage to the propellor, main gear, and left wing. There were no injuries. The pilot reported that the a/c was lightly loaded, with about 8 gallons of fuel, and about 20 pounds of cargo. He indicated that he had never landed at this location before, that the outside air temperature was very hot at the time, and that the engine was developing full power when the accident occurred.