NTSB Identification: ATL97LA130.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 01, 1997 in MURFREESBORO, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/30/1998
Aircraft: Beech 95-A55, registration: N437CG
Injuries: 3 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 stated to the inspector that upon landing at 110 knots airspeed he was unable to stop when full brakes were applied before departing the end of the wet runway. A witness stated that he saw the airplane land about halfway down the runway very fast. The witness, at the accident site, stated that he saw the airplane 'well high on the final approach glidepath', and that the airplane landed 'very fast' and touched down ' about mid field'. The FAA inspector stated, that after the airplane departed the end of the wet runway, it rolled down an embankment collapsing the nose gear and damaging the inboard structure of the left wing ribs, and the nose gear bulkhead on the right side. The flight manual for the Beech 95-A55 states the normal approach speed for this airplane is 87knots.

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

The pilot's excessive airspeed, and improper touch down point during landing, that resulted in the runway end overun. Factors were the wet runway surface, and the embankment at the end of the runway.

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