NTSB Identification: NYC06CA159.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 21, 2006 in White Plains, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/2006
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N968SP
Injuries: 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.

According to the pilot, he was "too high" during final approach to the runway, so he initiated a slip to lose altitude. As the airplane touched down, the pilot "flared and tried to bleed off airspeed"; however, the airplane "ran out of runway," continued into the grass and impacted a fence. The pilot reported approximately 35 hours of total flight experience. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed no mechanical deficiencies.

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

The pilot's misjudged speed/distance which resulted in an overrun.

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