CHI02LA096
CHI02LA096

On March 22, 2002, at 1500 central standard time, a Cessna 170A, N170PS, sustained substantial damage during an on-ground collision with the terrain while landing on runway 19 (1,895 feet by 100 feet, dry/turf) at the Gainesville Memorial Airport, Gainesville, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was being operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 without a flight plan. The private pilot, the sole occupant, reported no injuries. The flight departed the Marion County Regional Airport, Flippin, Arkansas, at 1440.

According to the pilot's written statement, "My approach was high to this grass runway and landed longer than necessary. When I realized I was long the plane was at a speed, and the runway remaining, precluded a go-around. At the runway end I tried to ground loop aircraft but slid sideways into drainage ditch."

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