On July 20, 2001, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Cessna TU206G, N113JV, was substantially damaged while landing at a private airstrip in Garrettsville, Ohio. The certificated private pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed Carroll County Airport (TSO), Carrollton, Ohio. No flight plan was filed for the personal flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that he purchased fuel at TSO, and returned to his private airstrip. During the landing, he touched down on the concrete airstrip, but was unable to stop. The airplane traveled off the end of the airstrip, through a fence, and came to rest against the pilot's house.
According to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector, landing to the west, the private airstrip was comprised of approximately 2,000 feet of grass, followed by 700 feet of concrete. At the end of the concrete was the fence and house. The pilot landed to the west, but did not utilize any of the grass area during the landing. Additionally, the inspector observed that the concrete strip was contaminated with buckshot. He added that a skeet shooting range was in the vicinity of the airstrip.
The reported wind at an airport approximately 10 miles east of the accident site, at 1351, was from 130 degrees at 11 knots, gusting to 14 knots. The reported temperature at that airport was 84 degrees F. The pilot stated his airstrip was at an elevation of 1,000 feet msl.
Review of a Cessna TU206G Information Manual revealed a landing ground roll of 720 feet: with flaps set to 40 degrees, idle power, maximum braking, using a paved level dry runway, zero wind, and a pressure altitude of 1,000 feet msl. Density altitude and a tailwind component were not factored into the ground roll. However, the manual stated to increase landing distances by 10 percent for each 2.5 knots of tailwind.