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N17MJ accident description

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Crash location 34.333056°N, 92.761389°W
Nearest city Malvern, AR
34.362315°N, 92.812946°W
3.6 miles away
Tail number N17MJ
Accident date 21 Mar 2012
Aircraft type Beech V35B
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot reported that he diverted to the accident airport due to weather with low ceilings. He encountered a gust of wind and rain during the turn from the base leg to final which caused him to be right of the runway centerline. Although the airplane floated down the runway and landed long, the pilot elected not to do a go-around. The pilot reported that the wet runway caused the tires to hydroplane, which increased the stopping distance. The airplane was traveling about 5 to 10 mph when it overran the end of the runway. The pilot attempted to veer the airplane to the left, but the right wing hit a fence and the nose gear collapsed. The examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to a longeron in the empennage. The pilot reported that there was no mechanical malfunction or failure of the airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot did not fly a stabilized approach and elected not to perform a go-around, which resulted in a runway excursion.

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