NTSB Identification: ERA10CA125
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 27, 2010 in Argyle, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/01/2010
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N800G
Injuries: 4 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 stated that he entered the traffic pattern and circled about four times, looking at the windsock and the condition of the 2,400-foot grass runway. After a crosswind landing with full flaps he applied brakes but said that they had no effect on stopping performance. He released the brakes and reapplied them but the airplane did not stop. He elected to stay on the runway and the airplane collided with a plastic perimeter fence, located past the end of the runway. The airplane came to a stop in a field and the pilot and three passengers exited the airplane. The pilot reported that the grass runway was wet at the time, with some snow and ice on the runway as well. The airplane sustained structural damage to the left wing. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.

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

The pilot's decision to land downwind on the contaminated runway, resulting in the airplane overrunning the runway.

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