NTSB Identification: NYC07CA223.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 08, 2007 in Gainesville, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/2007
Aircraft: Beech BE-55, registration: N1751W
Injuries: 3 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 pilot of the Beech 55 said he was distracted while talking on the radio, and delayed his descent prior to landing on runway 29 at the destination airport. As a result, the airplane was "too high, too fast, and 120 knots over the trees" prior to touchdown on the 4,100-foot long runway. The airplane continued to float, and the pilot determined that he "couldn't go around." The airplane touched down, and continued off the departure end of the runway, down a hill, and impacted a fence. No deficiencies in the performance and handling of the airplane were reported by the pilot.

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

The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point.

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