NTSB Identification: MIA00LA140.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 20, 2000 in VIEQUES
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/04/2000
Aircraft: Smith, Ted Aerostar AEROSTAR 600, registration: N7528S
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated that while approaching to land, the aircraft entered a downward motion and touched down about 10 feet short of the runway. He taxied to the ramp after landing and discovered the aircraft had sustained substantial damage.

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

The pilot's improper compensation for wind conditions during approach to landing resulting in the aircraft touching down hard, short of the runway, and receiving substantial damage.

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