Date & Time: Sep 13, 1957
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After liftoff, while climbing to a height of 10 feet, the left engine misfired. The airplane banked left, causing the left wing to struck the ground. Upon impact, six feet of the left wing were sheared off. The pilot-in-command continued to climb, completed a downwind circuit and made an uneventful landing. There were no injuries but the aircraft was considered as damaged beyond repair.
The left engine misfired on takeoff due to the presence of water in the fuel lines.