NTSB Identification: CHI05CA224.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, September 20, 2005 in Mount Ayr, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2005
Aircraft: Piper PA-28-140, registration: N6266W
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The airplane sustained substantial damage when it overran the end of runway 35 (2,600 feet by 40 feet, turf). The pilot reported the she had flown for about 10 minutes and returned to land. The pilot attempted to land on runway 35, but "did not feel right" so she performed a go-around. The pilot reported that she landed long on the second landing. She reported, "The wind was pushing me and I released the flaps and grabbed the brakes." The pilot reported that when the airplane overran the runway, she applied full right rudder and right brake to avoid the highway at the departure end of the runway. She reported the airplane hit a "drop off" and the nose gear broke. The propeller dug into the ground and the airplane stopped abruptly. The pilot reported that the winds were from the south at 7 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's selection of a wrong runway, and the misjudged distance/speed which resulted in an overrun. Contributing factors were the tailwind, and the ditch. Full narrative available
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