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N97264 accident description

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Crash location 39.636111°N, 77.122778°W
Nearest city Taneytown, MD
39.657877°N, 77.174428°W
3.1 miles away
Tail number N97264
Accident date 21 Jun 2008
Aircraft type Nord (SNCAN) Stampe SV4C
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot of the Nord Stampe SV4C, he made three successful landings at the 1,500-foot-long, 100-foot-wide grass airstrip. During the fourth landing attempt’s final approach, the airplane’s main landing gear became entangled in the last 20 to 25 feet of a 2-foot-high wheat field. The airplane then nosed over, and came to rest inverted on the runway. Neither the pilot nor the Federal Aviation Administration inspector on-scene reported any preimpact mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The pilot also noted that he shouldn’t have tried to land so close to the approach end of the runway.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's misjudgment of the airplane's altitude during the final approach.

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