NTSB Identification: CEN10CA177
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, March 29, 2010 in Lansing, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/01/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 182T, registration: N3503H
Injuries: 3 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 long on his private farm airstrip. He intentionally ground-looped the airplane in order to avoid trees at the end of the airstrip. The airplane nosed over during the ground loop, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage, wings, and firewall.

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

The pilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point, resulting in an overrun and intentional ground loop.

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