ATL05CA124
ATL05CA124

On June 19, 2005, approximately 1400 central daylight time, a Cessna 182P airplane, N9133M, registered to and operated by an instrument pilot, collided with the ground at Lanett Municipal Airport, in Lanett, Alabama. The personal flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 with an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan filed. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The instrument pilot and his passenger received no injuries, and the airplane sustained substantial damage. The flight departed DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Atlanta, Georgia , at approximately 1400 eastern daylight time.

The pilot was in the process of completing a routine cross country flight from Atlanta, Georgia, to Lanett, Alabama, when the pilot canceled his instrument flight rules (IFR) clearance upon seeing Lanett airport. The pilot entered left traffic and proceeded to execute a visual approach for runway 8. He entered a left downwind for runway 8 and upon making a left turn to final, the pilot stated that his approach profile was "too high". The pilot stated the airplane crossed the threshold at about 200 feet and 80 knots. The airplane proceeded to fly down the remainder of runway touching down with 1,000 feet of runway remaining. On landing the pilot applied brakes and attempted to stop the airplane on the wet runway. The airplane began to skid and failed to stop subsequently the airplane overran the end of the runway 8 and the traveled down an embankment.

The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions with the aircraft. Post-accident examination revealed that control surfaces were intact, the nose gear was detached from the airplane, and the airplane was resting in a patch of bushes.

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