NTSB Identification: IAD99LA067.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 19, 1999 in HONEOYE FALLS, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/02/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N6941A
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 extended the final approach to his home airport beyond his 'normal' touchdown point. The airplane touched down on the soft sod and encountered ruts that were hidden from view by recently mowed grass clippings. The pilot lost directional control and the airplane veered to the right, departed the runway, and collided with trees.

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

the pilot's loss of directional control after landing. A factor in the accident were ruts in the turf runway that were hidden from view.

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