NTSB Identification: ATL95LA075.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 08, 1995 in CALERA, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/31/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N47DB
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING THE FINAL APPROACH TO THE RUNWAY, THE WIND DIRECTION CHANGED FROM A CROSSWIND TO A TAILWIND. HE CONTINUED THE LANDING, AND TOUCHED DOWN ON THE LAST TWO THIRDS OF THE 1,300 FOOT SOD STRIP. HE STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT ON THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, COLLIDED WITH A DITCH, AND NOSED OVER.

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

The pilots improper decision to land downwind on the short runway.

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