NTSB Identification: LAX07CA132.
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Accident occurred Sunday, April 22, 2007 in Cottonwood, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/27/2007
Aircraft: Cessna U206-C, registration: N29100
Injuries: 2 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 overran the landing strip and nosed over. As the airplane approached the destination, the pilot performed three passes over the airstrip and noted that the windsock indicated light winds (about 5 knots). In light of the airstrip having a slope, the pilot opted to land in an upslope direction with a tailwind on the 700-foot-long grass runway. On the landing roll he applied brake pressure, but was unable to stop before continuing off the landing strip surface. The airplane encountered deep, soft sand and nosed over, coming to rest inverted. The pilot exited the airplane and noted that the windsock indicated a moderate tailwind. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of distance/speed, which resulted in a overshoot of the runway in tailwind conditions and subsequent nose over. Factors in the accident were the tail wind condition and the short runway.

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