Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA22LA202

Fountain Inn, SC, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot was attempting to land on a 2,250-ft long uphill turf runway with a 7 knot tailwind. He reported that during the landing flare, his groundspeed was higher than expected for a normal touchdown point. The pilot did not perform a go-around as he was concerned about clearing power lines at the end of the runway. The airplane subsequently touched down, overran the departure end of the runway, and collided with a fence, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing. The pilot added that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to obtain the proper touchdown point during landing, which resulted in a runway overrun and collision with a fence.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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