NTSB Identification: DFW08LA029.
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Accident occurred Saturday, November 10, 2007 in Midland, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/2008
Aircraft: Cessna P210N, registration: N7716K
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot was approaching the destination airport and was unable to receive weather or airport advisories. The pilot aligned for runway 34, which is 3,977 feet long and 75 feet wide. The airplane landed "slightly past the touch down area" and the pilot gently applied the brakes. The airplane was not slowing normally so the pilot applied more brake pressure at which time the airplane veered sharply to the right. The pilot attempted to regain control of the airplane and raised the nose of the airplane to execute a go-around. As the airplane entered a climb, the left landing gear contacted a sign located off to the right side of the runway. The airplane failed to climb and contacted terrain, collapsing the nose landing gear. The airplane continued forward, crashed through the airport fence, and impacted a ditch before coming to rest upright on a street. A review of the maintenance logs and airplane, failed to identify any pre-impact abnormalities. An automated weather observation facility on the airfield reported winds from 150 degrees at 11 knots.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll. Contributing factors were the prevailing tailwind and an airport sign. Full narrative available
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