NTSB Identification: ERA09CA309
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 26, 2009 in Glenburn, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N6843X
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 landed on runway 01, a 1,900-foot-long grass runway. He stated that he was “too high, too fast on final.” The airplane overran the end of the runway, went up an embankment, and sustained substantial damage to the firewall and fuselage. The winds reported at an airport 6 miles to the south of the accident location were 210 degrees at 8 knots. The pilot did not report any mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airplane.

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

The pilot's misjudgment of distance and speed during landing.

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