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N36333 accident description

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Crash location 47.484166°N, 97.075000°W
Nearest city Cummings, ND
47.514702°N, 97.079532°W
2.1 miles away
Tail number N36333
Accident date 17 Jun 2016
Aircraft type Schweizer Aircraft Corp G 164
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped turbine powered airplane reported that while landing, he reduced the power and there was an increased descent rate. The pilot added power but reported that the engine rpm did not have time to accelerate. The airplane touched down about 10 feet short of the runway in tall grass, the right main landing gear sheared off during the impact, the nose of the airplane dropped and the propeller impacted the ground. The airplane rotated to the left and came to a stop in a ditch, sustaining substantial damage to both the wings and their lift struts.

The pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported as a safety recommendation, to allow plenty of runway space in case of a sudden increase in descent rate while landing.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain an adequate rate of descent while landing, which resulted in a hard landing, short of the runway.

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