NTSB Identification: CHI08CA042.
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Accident occurred Sunday, November 11, 2007 in Becker, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 180, registration: N5248E
Injuries: 1 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 airplane contacted a fence and nosed over during an overrun landing. The landing was being made to the east with the winds from the southeast at 10 knots. The pilot added power on final approach to clear trees at the approach end of the runway. During touchdown the airplane bounced, became airborne, and floated down the runway. The airplane touched down again about 20 to 30 yards prior to the end of the runway. The pilot veered the airplane to the right into soft terrain to help slow the airplane. The airplane subsequently contacted a fence and nosed over. The pilot reported he did not perform a go-around due to the transmission lines near the end of the runway.

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

The pilot maintained excessive airspeed during the landing approach and failed to achieve a proper touchdown point. A factor associated with the accident was the fence that the airplane contacted.

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