MIA99LA259
MIA99LA259

On September 19, 1999, about 1523 central daylight time, a Cessna 172N, N734TC, registered to an individual, and operated by Rocket Aviation, nosed over after over running the runway during landing at Moontown Airport, Moontown, Alabama, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the private-rated pilot and three passengers were not injured. The flight originated from Meridianville, Alabama, the same day, about 1500.

The pilot stated that when he did not receive a response on the unicom frequency at Moontown Airport as to what the active runway was, he flew over the airport and determined that he would land on runway 27. He touched down on runway 27 at normal landing speed and realized he did not have enough runway to take off again. He tried to stop, but the aircraft overran the runway, collided with a ditch, and nosed over.

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