NTSB Identification: MIA00LA183.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 26, 2000 in COLLEGEDALE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: HAYES LONG-EZ, registration: N9JZ
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The delivery pilot flew the newly purchased airplane to the buyer's airport, and subsequently demonstrated its in-flight and landing characteristics to the buyer, seated in the rear seat. After a series of demonstrated landings and two landings conducted by the buyer from the rear seat, they conducted a full-stop landing and switched seats. The accident occurred on the buyer's first landing attempt from the front seat when he deployed the speed brake, got low on final approach, and landed short of the runway.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain the proper glide path on final approach to insure arrival at the proper runway touchdown point. A factor in the accident is the pilot's unfamiliarity with the cockpit spoiler control's location and operation.

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