NTSB Identification: ERA10CA212
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 03, 2010 in Romney, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/12/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79234
Injuries: 1 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.

While landing on a 2,290-foot private turf runway, the airplane continued beyond the end of the runway, went through a barbed wire fence, and collided with a tree. The pilot stated that he landed with a 20-knot tailwind and was unable to stop before the end of the runway. The airplaneā€™s right wing was substantially damaged. No mechanical malfunctions or failures were reported by the pilot.

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

The pilot's improper decision to land with a 20-knot tailwind and his failure to initiate a go-around, which resulted in a runway overrun.

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