NTSB Identification: FTW94LA259.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 03, 1994 in BOONEVILLE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180, registration: N7276W
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE SPEED ON FINAL WAS 85 TO 90 KNOTS. OVER THE LANDING THRESHOLD AT 50 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, THE PILOT REDUCED THE POWER TO IDLE. THE AIRPLANE FLOATED AND THE TOUCHDOWN WAS 900 TO 1,000 FEET DOWN THE RUNWAY AND DURING BRAKING THE AIRPLANE DID NOT SEEM TO SLOW. THE PILOT GOT OFF THE BRAKES, RETRACTED THE FLAPS, AND STARTED TO ADD POWER BUT, DUE TO TREES AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY HE CHANGED HIS MIND. THE PILOT APPLIED HARD BRAKING AND LOCKED THE BRAKES. THE AIRPLANE GROUNDLOOPED, SLID TO THE RIGHT, AND HIT A FENCE. THE OPERATOR REPORTED THAT THE BRAKES WERE WITHIN THE REQUIRED SPECIFICATIONS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT NOT OBTAINED DUE TO EXCESSIVE AIRSPEED DURING THE APPROACH AND LANDING.

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