This February 2009 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 182. Injuries: None. Location: Westminister, Md. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land on an 1,840-foot runway. He landed long. The airplane went off the runway and nosed-over. Skid marks measuring 330 feet long were found on the runway and extended 75 feet into the grass and down the ravine where the airplane was found.
Probable cause: The failure to stop the airplane within the available runway after touchdown.
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