On September 15, 1996, at about 1755 eastern daylight time, N9074W, a Piper PA-28-235, owned and operated by the private pilot, sustained substantial damage after impacting trees off the end of runway 13/31 while landing at the Clearview Airpark, Westminster, Maryland. The pilot was not injured however, the passenger, his son sustained serious injuries. Visual Meteorological conditions existed and no flight plan was filed. The flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91, and originated from Issex, Maryland at 1525.

The pilot stated in the NTSB Form 6120.1/2 pilot/operator report that he entered the pattern behind a Cessna. He stated that there was no radio communication with the Cessna and when it landed it maneuvered as if to take the runway again, however, it stopped short with its nose over the right side of the runway. He stated that he came in with 40 degrees of flaps at about 70 mile per hour (MPH). He said that he came in high over the Cessna pulled power and nosed down for the runway, and that his last known airspeed was between 80 and 85 mph. He said he touched down below the numbers, applied the brakes and the aircraft seemed to slow. He said that at about 10 to 15 feet from the end of the runway he was to fast, and the aircraft was not slowing down properly. He said he applied power to go around but struck the trees off the end of the runway.

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