NTSB Identification: LAX08CA172.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 08, 2008 in GreatBarrington, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/2008
Aircraft: Cessna T337G, registration: N337JJ
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 pilot made a normal entry into the traffic pattern, extended the wing flaps and landing gear, and established the airplane on a normal descent path toward the runway. The pilot planned to land near the threshold of the 2,579-foot-long runway. According to the pilot, on short final approach the airplane descended faster than expected and touched down short of the threshold, impacting a berm and shearing off the landing gear. The pilot said he misjudged the touchdown point and should have increased engine power without delay once the undershoot condition was detected.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's misjudgment of distance and altitude, and failure to attain the proper touchdown point. The pilot's delayed remedial action was also causal. Full narrative available
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