NTSB Identification: NYC08CA274.
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Accident occurred Friday, August 08, 2008 in Sterling, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/2008
Aircraft: Boeing E75, registration: N4923N
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.

At its home airport, a Boeing E75 was purposely landed in the grass adjacent to the runway. The airplane touched down hard, the left main landing gear strut separated from the airplane, the right main landing gear strut bent, the propeller struck the ground, and the lower left wing spar broke. Their were no injuries to the owner/pilot who was flying the airplane from the rear cockpit, or his friend, who according to the owner, was acting as pilot-in-command since his flight review was "expired."

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

The owner/pilot's improper flare. Contributing to the accident was the pilot-in-command's inadequate remedial action.

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