This June 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 175. Injuries: None. Location: Huntsville, Utah. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot took off from an airport in mountainous terrain. After takeoff he began a southbound climb until he felt that sufficient altitude had been gained to maintain terrain clearance.