NTSB Identification: MIA95LA160.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 26, 1995 in ROSEWOOD, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1995
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-200R, registration: N6116J
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT RECEIVED HIS WEATHER BRIEFING FROM COMMERCIAL TELEVISION AND INITIATED A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. WHILE EN ROUTE HE ENCOUNTERED RAIN AND DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS. HE LOCATED A CLOSED AIRSTRIP WITH A SOD RUNWAY AND ATTEMPTED A LANDING. HE WAS HIGH AND FAST ON FINAL APPROACH, LANDED LONG, OVERRAN THE RUNWAY, AND COLLIDED WITH TREES.

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

THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND TO MAINTAIN SPEED AND DISTANCE ON FINAL APPROACH RESULTING IN AN OVERRUN AND COLLISION WITH TREES. A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR WAS THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO OBTAIN AN ADEQUATE WEATHER BRIEFING PRIOR TO FLIGHT.

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