This September 2007 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: Beech Baron.
Location: Gainesville, Ga.
Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was distracted by talking on the radio and delayed his descent. As a result, the approach was too high and too fast. The airplane floated in ground effect. The pilot determined that he could not safely go around so he allowed the airplane to touch down. He was unable to bring the Baron to a stop before running out of runway. The airplane went off the runway, down a hill and through a fence.
Probable cause: The pilot’s failure to attain the proper touchdown point.
For more information: NTSB.gov