NTSB Identification: MIA92LA157
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 29, 1992 in VALKARIA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N89900
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.

WHILE ON FINAL APCH WITH 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS EXTENDED, THE PLT MAINTAINED 80 KNOTS. AFTER TOUCHDOWN ABOUT MIDFIELD, HE APPLIED THE BRAKES BUT THE AIRPLANE TRAVELLED OFF THE RWY, COLLIDED WITH A TREE, & CAME TO REST. POSTACCIDENT EXAM OF THE BRAKE SYS BY THE DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

EXCESSIVE AIRSPEED ON FINAL APPROACH BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND RESULTING IN FAILURE TO ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT AND RUNNING OFF THE RUNWAY COLLIDING WITH A TREE.

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