NTSB Identification: NYC02LA143.
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Accident occurred Friday, July 19, 2002 in Provincetown, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/2003
Aircraft: Beech 58, registration: N9280Q
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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According to the pilot, during an ILS RWY 07 approach, the airplane descended out of an overcast cloud layer about 200 feet above the ground, with a visibility of about 3/4 statute mile. The pilot noticed that the threshold of the 3,500-foot runway was off to his right. He added power to prevent a stall, and maneuvered towards the runway. He landed the airplane on runway centerline, about 1,700 feet from the departure end. He could not stop the airplane in the distance remaining, and it overran the departure end of the runway. The calculated no-wind landing distance at maximum gross weight was about 1,450 feet. Weather, recorded at the airport 2 minutes after the accident, included winds from 050 degrees true at 6 knots, a 100-foot overcast cloud layer, and a visibility of 1/4 statute mile. Approach procedure minimums included a 200-foot ceiling and a 3/4-statute-mile visibility. The pilot stated that he had "landed too fast," and that the cause of the accident was his failure to initiate a go-around when he was not in a proper position to land.

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

The pilot's failure to initiate a timely go-around, which resulted in his landing the airplane long and fast. Factors included low ceilings and the airplane's initial misalignment with the runway.

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