NTSB Identification: NYC02LA085.
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Accident occurred Thursday, April 18, 2002 in Matawan, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/2002
Aircraft: Cessna 152, registration: N4737L
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 student pilot was landing on runway 09, a 2,156-foot long, 50-foot wide asphalt runway. His approach was fast and with a tailwind. The airplane landed about half way down the runway, and the student pilot was unable to stop the airplane before it overran the runway. The student pilot did not report any mechanical malfunctions with the airplane, and the reported wind at an airport about 22 nautical miles north of the accident site was variable at 5 knots.

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

The pilot's inadequate weather evaluation, and excessive airspeed while landing. A factor was a tailwind.

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