NTSB Identification: MIA00LA182.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 01, 2000 in STEENS, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/2001
Aircraft: Piper PA-38-112, registration: N9423T
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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The airplane was seen high and fast on the approach to runway 36, which was 1,400 feet long. A witness said the airplane landed about halfway down the runway, departed the end of the runway, and impacted with trees. The flight instructor (CFI) stated, that the student was at the controls and had turned base leg. The CFI stated, '...I assisted him to final leg he was fast and high. I took over the control [and landed [on the] first 1/3 [of the runway] but I was fast [and] ran out the runway length.' The FAA reported, that the pilot 'landed long' on a short grass field and 'failed to stop' the aircraft before impacting trees.

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

the flight instructor failed to maintain control of the airplane after landing, which resulted in an on ground collision with a tree. Factors in this accident were the flight instructor allowed the student to get too fast and high on the approach.

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