NTSB Identification: ATL95LA086.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 16, 1995 in CONYERS, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/29/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N9331X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PRIVATE PILOT WAS LANDING ON HIS PERSONAL GRASS AIRSTRIP, 1,500 FEET IN LENGTH. HE USUALLY LANDS UPHILL, HOWEVER, THE WIND FAVORED A DOWNHILL LANDING. WHILE ON FINAL, THE WIND SHIFTED, AND HE LANDED LONG. HE COULD NOT STOP THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO REACHING THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT ESTIMATED THAT THERE WAS A 10 KNOT TAILWIND WHEN HE LANDED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT DURING THE LANDING, AND HIS FAILURE TO PERFORM A GO AROUND WHEN A LONG LANDING WAS IMMINENT. FACTORS WERE THE SUDDEN WINDSHIFT RESULTING IN A TAILWIND CONDITION, AND THE DOWNHILL LANDING CONDITIONS.

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