This May 2008 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 172. Injuries: None. Location: Rose Bud, Ark. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The private pilot was attempting to land on a private, 2,250-foot-long grass strip. He landed long. He did not have enough runway to bring the airplane to a stop but did not initiate a go-around. The airplane went off the runway and hit a fence. The left wing and horizontal stabilizer and left main gear were substantially damaged.
Probable cause: The pilot’s long landing.
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