NTSB Identification: CHI95LA162.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 31, 1995 in LAKE ANN, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1995
Aircraft: BEECH C23, registration: N23828
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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THE PILOT STATED HE MISJUDGED THE GRASS AND DEW CONDITIONS WHILE LANDING ON THE 1,960 FOOT LONG AIRSTRIP. THE AIRPLANE CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE AIRSTRIP INTO A WOODED AREA. A WITNESS STATED THE APPROACH AND TOUCHDOWN LOOKED 'FINE' BUT THE AIRPLANE DID NOT SEEM TO SLOW DOWN ONCE ON THE GROUND. THE PILOT DID NOT HAVE A CURRENT MEDICAL NOR HAD HE FLOWN IN THE LAST 90 DAYS. THE LANDING WAS MADE WITH A TAILWIND. THE PILOT ALSO STATED HE DID NOT USE ENOUGH FLAPS FOR THE LANDING.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's inadequate preflight planning/preparation and improper short field landing procedures. Factors associated with the accident were the wet terrain, a tailwind, and the pilots lack of recent experience. Full narrative available
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