NTSB Identification: IAD96LA143.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 02, 1996 in WADSWORTH, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/15/1998
Aircraft: Cessna T210N, registration: N6614Y
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.

The pilot completed touch-and-go landings at one airport, then flew to another local airport within 5 miles. After entering the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, the pilot observed a windsock indicating calm winds. He configured the airplane for a short field landing with 30 degrees of flaps, and used an approach airspeed of 75 knots. The pilot stated the airplane touchdown long, but he felt he could still stop the airplane on the remaining runway. Also, he said he used heavy braking, but the airplane went off the runway, crossed a state road, and came to rest in a ditch. After exiting the airplane, the pilot observed that the windsock indicated a direct tailwind for his landing runway.

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, during the landing. Factors related to the accident were: dusk light conditions, and a tailwind.

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