NTSB Identification: NYC08CA227
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, June 21, 2008 in Taneytown, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/22/2009
Aircraft: Nord (SNCAN) Stampe SV4C, registration: N97264
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.

According to the pilot of the Nord Stampe SV4C, he made three successful landings at the 1,500-foot-long, 100-foot-wide grass airstrip. During the fourth landing attempt's final approach, the airplane's main landing gear became entangled in the last 20 to 25 feet of a 2-foot-high wheat field. The airplane then nosed over, and came to rest inverted on the runway. Neither the pilot nor the Federal Aviation Administration inspector on scene reported any preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The pilot also noted that he should not have tried to land so close to the approach end of the runway.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of the airplane's altitude during the final approach.

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