NTSB Identification: NYC00LA109.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 06, 2000 in NORTH ADAMS, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N738CG
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Shortly after departure for the local flight, the pilot observed drizzle, and returned to the airport for landing. The pilot reported that he experienced a wind shear on approach to the runway. Weather data confirmed a 180 degree shift in the wind direction at the airport, within one hour. A witness at the airport stated that the accident airplane touched down beyond the midpoint of the runway. The airplane went off the end of the runway, into a fence.

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

The pilot's failure to obtain the proper touchdown point. A factor was a tailwind.

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