NTSB Identification: DEN00LA117.
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Accident occurred Friday, June 23, 2000 in LOS ALAMOS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Beech M35, registration: N9304Y
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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The pilot was completing a flight review and performing a full stop landing at the airport where the aircraft was based. The airport altitude was 7,171 feet msl, the temperature was 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and the density altitude was computed to be 9,300 feet. The wind was a 4 knot tailwind component. Thus, the ground speed was calculated to be 31 knots above the indicated airspeed and the pilot said he landed 'long and fast.' The aircraft went off the end of the runway during landing roll and struck the blast fence. The collision destroyed the aircraft; however, the private pilot and flight instructor check pilot were not injured.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's misjudgment of distance/speed resulting in an overrun and subsequent collision with a blast fence. Contributing factors were high density altitude, a tailwind, and the blast fence. Full narrative available
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