NTSB Identification: NYC93LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50489.
Accident occurred Monday, April 26, 1993 in HOLLAND, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/19/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA P337, registration: N9CV
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 MAY HAVE ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND ON RUNWAY 25, WHICH WAS A 2200 FOOT LONG, GRASS RUNWAY. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RUNWAY, AND THE AIRPLANE EXITED THE DEPARTURE END AND COLLIDED WITH A POLE. A WITNESS, A PILOT AND OWNER OF THE AIRPORT, SAID, '...IN HIS OPINION...THE AIRCRAFT LANDED LONG AND AT AN EXCESSIVE RATE OF SPEED.' THE RUNWAY WAS DRY, AND THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S IMPROPER INFLIGHT PLANNING DURING THE APPROACH FOR LANDING, RESULTING IN A TOUCHDOWN TOO FAR DOWN THE RUNWAY, AND THE SUBSEQUENT COLLISION WITH OBJECTS OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY.
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