NTSB Identification: MIA08CA124
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 20, 2008 in Orangeburg, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/30/2008
Aircraft: Cessna 172S, registration: N65357
Injuries: 1 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 a Cessna 172S stated that he entered a left downwind for landing and completed the before landing check. He turned on base leg early, resulting in the airplane being high on final approach. The airplane floated, touched down long on the wet grass runway, and slid off the end of the runway while veering to the right. The right wing collided with a tree and rotated to the right, the tail of the airplane collided with a fence, and the airplane came to a stop. The pilot stated that he did not experience any mechanical problems with the airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to obtain the proper touchdown point on landing.

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