On August 31, 1999, at 2200 central daylight time, a Cessna 152, N5377L, landed long and ran off the departure end of runway 27, at a grass airstrip in Baker, Florida. The flight was operated by the flight instructor under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91, and visual flight rules. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the cross-country flight. The student pilot and flight instructor were not injured and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight departed Greenville, Alabama, at 2000.

The student pilot and flight instructor were conducting a night cross-country flight. According to the flight instructor, on the return flight from Greenville, Alabama, to Baker, Florida, a patterned approach was flown to runway 27. He reported that while on final approach, he realized they were too high and advised the student pilot to execute a go-around. The second approach was similar to the first and another go-around was executed. On the third attempt, the flight instructor landed on the last third of the runway, ran off the end, and collided with trees and shrubs.

No mechanical problems with the airplane were reported by the pilot.

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