Greer, SC, USA
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The pilot was completing an instrument cross country flight when the accident occurred. Upon arrival at the destination airport the pilot canceled his instrument clearance and began a visual approach to the private airstrip. While on a 1/4 mile final approach to land the airplane collided with trees and fell to the ground. Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed the airplane resting in a wooded area nose down and inverted. Crush damage was observed on the leading edge of the left and right wing. The pilot did not report any mechanical deficiencies with the airplane during the approach to land.
The pilot's misjudgment of altitude and distance which resulted in an undershoot of the runway, and the collision with trees.
Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database
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