SEA04CA141
SEA04CA141

On July 23, 2004, at 1845 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172D, N2527Y sustained substantial damage when it overran the runway and struck a fence during landing at Strom Field Airport in Morton, Washington. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal cross country flight that departed Everett, Washington at 1800.

According to the pilot's written statement, while on final approach to the 1,800-foot-long runway 25, she determined that she was high and completed a slip to lose altitude. She had "full sun in the face" and had difficulty seeing the runway. After touchdown, the pilot discovered that she had "only a few hundred feet" of runway remaining. Although she applied full brakes, the airplane went off the end of the asphalt into a grass overrun. The left brake "locked up" and the airplane veered to the left and impacted a barbed wire fence. The nose landing gear collapsed, and the cowling, propeller, and right wing were damaged.

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