NTSB Identification: CHI95LA251.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 29, 1995 in JUNCTION CITY, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/24/1995
Aircraft: Aviat PITTS S2B, registration: N1585P
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
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WITNESSES SAID THE AIRPLANE APPROACHED FOR LANDING WITH EXCESSIVE AIRSPEED AND FLOATED DOWN THE RUNWAY UNTIL INSUFFICIENT RUNWAY REMAINED TO STOP. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN IT CONTINUED PAST THE END OF THE RUNWAY, THROUGH A FIELD AND CAME TO REST IN A DRAINAGE DITCH APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET FROM THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT THE CROSSWIND MADE THE LANDING DIFFICULT. THE PILOT HAD A TOTAL FLYING TIME OF 13 HOURS IN MAKE AND MODEL.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to abort the landing despite excessive speed and insufficient runway length remaining. Contributing factors were the pilot's lack of experience in the make and model aircraft, and the crosswind. Full narrative available
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