NTSB Identification: CEN10CA562
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Point Lookout, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/16/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N1131U
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.

According to the pilot receiving instruction, the purpose of the flight was for her to brush up her techniques with the certificated flight instructor since it had been about two months since she had flown. While practicing a spot landing, where she aimed for a particular touchdown point, the airplane landed long and overran the end of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright in a ditch adjacent to the airport property. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed the firewall was buckled. The pilot receiving instruction stated that the airplane had no preimpact mechanical problems.

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

The pilot receiving instruction's failure to attain the proper touchdown point and execute a go-around and the CFI’s delayed remedial action, which resulted in a runway overrun.

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