NTSB Identification: FTW97LA093.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, January 22, 1997 in VALENTINE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/25/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 180K, registration: N19694
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 reported that he was landing on a 1,500-foot private dirt airstrip in the bottom of a canyon. The airstrip was dogleg shaped, turning approximately 30 degrees at the midpoint, with parallel dirt banks on both sides. The pilot further reported that he landed long and was 'too fast for the turn in the strip.' The airplane exited the left side of the airstrip and impacted the dirt bank.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point, and the excessive airspeed during the approach and landing. A factor was the dirt bank paralleling the airstrip. Full narrative available
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