Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA23LA043

Roberta, GA, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot was too high on approach to land, so he lowered the flaps and reduced power to idle. He said his groundspeed “seemed a little high” prior to touching down but he continued to land on the 3,500 ft long grass runway. The braking effectiveness on the grass was not good, but the pilot said it was “too late” to go around. The airplane went off the end of the runway and collided with a pile of logs, which resulted in substantial damage to the right-wing spar.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain a stabilized approach speed on landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with logs.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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