NTSB Identification: ERA09CA533
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Montauk, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/2009
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N182HB
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.

The pilot reported that he entered a right downwind for the traffic pattern and he “touched down further down the runway than expected.” He decided not to perform an aborted landing as there was a tree at the departure end of the 3,481-foot-long by 75-foot-wide runway; however, he was unable to stop the airplane on the runway. The airplane subsequently continued past the runway end, across the road, and impacted a wood fence and a mobile home. During the impact, the left wing, the left aileron and the fuselage incurred substantial damage. The pilot rated passenger stated that the airplane appeared high and fast on final approach. A witness familiar with the airport stated that the airplane appeared to touchdown more than half way down the runway with both main tires trailing smoke due to heavy braking. Post accident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed the flaps were deployed to 20 degrees. Further inspection was performed on the flap system which was determined to be fully operational. No pre-impact malfunctions were reported.

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

The pilot’s failure to attain the proper touchdown point while landing.

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