ATL02LA002
ATL02LA002

On October 20, 2001, at 1451 central daylight time, a Beech 19, N1929W, was registered to a private owner and operated by the pilot, collided with the ground and a berm during an attempted landing to a private sod airstrip near St. Clair Springs, Alabama. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The private pilot and his two passengers received minor injuries. The airplane sustained substantial structural damage. The flight departed Attala County Airport in Kosciusko, Mississippi, at 1230.

According to the pilot after takeoff, he established radio and radar contact with Memphis Center for flight following. Flight following continued until the flight was within range of the destination airport. Upon arriving at the destination airport, the flight entered the traffic pattern for a runway 27 approach and landing. A nearby eyewitness reported that the airplane appeared to be high on the approach to land on the 2000-foot long sod airstrip. The airplane rolled off the departure end of the runway and collided with a berm and sheared off the main landing gear. The airplane came to rest in the front yard of a nearby resident.

The post-accident examination of the airplane failed to disclose a mechanical problem. The pilot did not report a mechanical problem with the airplane. The aircraft maintenance logs were not recovered for examination.






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