NTSB Identification: NYC03LA018.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 09, 2002 in Turner, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/30/2003
Aircraft: Piper PA-18, registration: N223T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot stated that during the approach to the 900-foot long turf runway, he overshot his intended touch down point. The pilot was reluctant to attempt a go-around because the airplane had full fuel on board. The airplane touched down, traveled off the end of the runway, and struck a log.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of distance which resulted in an overrun.

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