NTSB Identification: CEN09CA326
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Bloomfield, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/10/2009
Aircraft: Aeropro CZ Eurofox, registration: N817R
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

A sport pilot and a student sport pilot departed on a cross-country personal flight to the destination airport. The sport pilot was the flying pilot and the student pilot assumed navigational duties during the flight. They had been using a global positioning system receiver for the flight. When they arrived at the destination airport, the sport pilot twice overflew the runway. There had been a discussion between the pilots regarding the location of the runway. The sport pilot then established an approach to a recently plowed agricultural field located about 250 yards west of the runway and landed on that field. During the landing the nose gear dug into the soft soil and the airplane nosed over. Both wings were bent downward approximately 10 degrees, the pilot compartment frame was bent and the windscreen was broken.

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

The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing area.

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