NTSB Identification: ATL06CA013.
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Accident occurred Monday, November 07, 2005 in Greer, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/2006
Aircraft: Beech BE-76, registration: N3873X
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 pilot was completing an instrument cross country flight when the accident occurred. Upon arrival at the destination airport the pilot canceled his instrument clearance and began a visual approach to the private airstrip. While on a 1/4 mile final approach to land the airplane collided with trees and fell to the ground. Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed the airplane resting in a wooded area nose down and inverted. Crush damage was observed on the leading edge of the left and right wing. The pilot did not report any mechanical deficiencies with the airplane during the approach to land.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of altitude and distance which resulted in an undershoot of the runway, and the collision with trees.

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