NTSB Identification: FTW96LA327.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 29, 1996 in KINGFISHER, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/15/1998
Aircraft: Beech 95-B55B, registration: N8576R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
According to the pilot, during his first attempt for landing, he approached the runway too fast and performed a go-around. On the second approach, the airplane entered 'ground effect [which] caused extended float.' The pilot reported that the airplane touched down approximately 1/3 of the way down the 2,000 foot long wet grass runway. The airplane began to 'slide,' and it overran the end of the runway. The airplane then crossed a paved road and entered a ditch before coming to rest.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot's misjudgment of distance and speed, and his failure to attain a proper touchdown point, while landing. Related factors were: the short/wet runway, and uneven terrain and ditch beyond the end of the runway. Full narrative available
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