NTSB Identification: IAD98LA020.
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Accident occurred Sunday, January 04, 1998 in BLUE BELL, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N5135R
Injuries: 2 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 the airplane touched down long, and subsequently ran off the departure end of the runway, onto an access road, and the nosegear collapsed. He said he briefly considered a go-around, and told his passenger that he was not going to be able to stop in time. He said there was no mechanical malfunction with the airplane.

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 his failure to make a go-around, while there was sufficient runway remaining.

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