NTSB Identification: NYC85LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29436.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 28, 1985 in MARATHON, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA C-170A, registration: N5709C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING AN APPROACH TO LAND ON A 1600 FT PRIVATE GRASS AIRSTRIP THE PLT NOTICED THE ACFT WAS TOO HIGH. THE LANDING ATTEMPT WAS CONTINUED UNTIL THE PLT THOUGHT THERE WOULD NOT BE SUFFICIENT RUNWAY TO STOP THE ACFT. A GO AROUND WAS INITIATED AND THE TAIL WHEEL STRUCK THE GROUND CAUSING THE LOSS OF CONTROL. THE ACFT CAME TO REST IN A FIELD BEYOND THE RUNWAY WITH WINGTIP, LANDING GEAR AND PROPELLER DAMAGE.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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