NTSB Identification: MKC84LA208.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24845.
Accident occurred Monday, July 09, 1984 in HICKORY RIDGE, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 337G, registration: N72439
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.

THE PLT WAS ON A BUSINESS TRIP TO HICKORY RIDGE, AR. HE STATED THAT HE LANDED AT WYNNE, AR, BUT COULD NOT RENT AN AUTO TO PROCEED TO HICKORY RIDGE. THE FBO STATED THAT THERE WAS A 3200 FT CROP DUSTING STRIP AT HICKORY RIDGE, SO THE PLT ELECTED TO FLY THERE. HE MADE A STRAIGHT-IN APCH & LANDED TO THE NORTHEAST. THE STRIP CONSISTED OF 2000 FT OF SOD FOLLOWED BY 1200 FT OF ASPHALT. THE PLT LANDED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE ASPHALT PORTION OF THE RWY, THEN REALIZED THE HARD PORTION WAS ONLY 1200 FT LONG. HE ATTEMPTED TO GO AROUND, BUT THE ACFT OVERRAN THE RWY & HIT A DITCH & POWER POLE BEFORE COMING TO A STOP.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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