NTSB Identification: FTW01LA192.
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Accident occurred Saturday, August 18, 2001 in Dover, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/2001
Aircraft: Stinson 108-3, registration: N6898M
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

According to the 1,621-hour pilot, as the airplane landed on runway 02, which is 2,100 feet in length and grass covered, he "realized that [he] had insufficient room to stop before running out of runway." He aborted the landing and applied full power. The airplane became airborne; however, the main landing gear contacted a 4-foot tall chain link fence past the departure end of the runway. Subsequently, the airplane crossed a road and came to a stop 90 feet from the fence, among pine saplings. The pilot reported that, at the time of the accident, the wind was from the west at 7 knots.

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

the pilot's delay in aborting the landing.

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