NTSB Identification: NYC01LA228.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 22, 2001 in Kenton, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/23/2002
Aircraft: Piper PA-22-150, registration: N7630D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The pilot had just purchased the airplane and was in the process of ferrying it home when he elected to divert because of en route weather. The pilot maneuvered the airplane for a 4,201-foot long by 75-foot wide runway. The airplane touched down on the first 1/3 of the runway with full flaps and an indicated airspeed of approximately 70 to 80 mph. The pilot retarded the throttle to idle, and applied the brakes, which caused the airplane to pull from side to side. Fearing that he would not be able to stop the airplane before reaching the end of the runway, he elected to drive it onto a grassy area to the right After departing the runway, the nose wheel struck a culvert, and the airplane nosed over. It was the pilot's first landing in the accident airplane. It was also his first landing in the accident airplane make and model. Winds in the area were approximately 5 knots, from 80 degrees to the left of the runway. After the accident, a mechanic applied the handbrake and then tried to push the airplane. The airplane did not move.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to stop the airplane within the available runway. Factors included the uneven braking and the pilot's lack of experience in airplane make and model. Full narrative available
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