ATL97LA076
ATL97LA076

On May 28, 1997, at 1725 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N13375, collided with a utility building on the departure end of runway 18, at the Middle Georgia Airpark, in Perry, Georgia. The personal flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The airplane sustained substantial damage, and the pilot and his passenger were not injured. The flight departed Perry, Georgia, at 1630.

The pilot had flown about one hour and was returning to the departure airport for a full stop landing. During the landing phase of the flight, the airplane touched down at the mid-field point of the 2600 foot long grass runway, bounced, "floated", and then touched down again. The pilot reported that the ground roll out speed was fast, and he could not stop the airplane on the runway. According to the pilot, the airplane rolled off the end of the runway, and collided with a ten by twenty foot utility building. No mechanical problems with the airplane were reported by the pilot.

According to aircraft performance data, the airplane would require approximately 520 feet ground roll for a normal landing and approximately 1250 feet of runway for a landing over a 50 foot obstacle.

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