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N209SL accident description

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Crash location 40.947500°N, 74.314444°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Lincoln Park, NJ
40.520105°N, 74.385428°W
29.8 miles away
Tail number N209SL
Accident date 05 Sep 2005
Aircraft type Cirrus Design Corp. SR22
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On September 5, 2005, at 1625 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus Design Corporation SR22, N209SL, was substantially damaged during a runway overrun at Lincoln Park Airport (N07), Lincoln Park, New Jersey. The certificated private pilot was not injured, and one of the two passengers received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal flight which departed the Rutland State Airport (RUT), Rutland, Vermont, and conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

The airplane was landing on runway 01, a 2,942-foot long by 40-foot wide asphalt runway.

A pilot rated witness heard the radio transmissions from the accident airplane asking a pilot to confirm that he was clear of the runway as, "I land long."

The witness also stated that, he watched the accident airplane descend on his final approach path to the point where his view was obscured by a hangar complex. After a few moments passed, the airplane came into view, and appeared to be in the "flare" portion of the landing, with the wheels not yet on the runway. As the wheels came into contact with the pavement, there was a "large puff of smoke and tire screeching could be heard."

It next appeared to the witness, that the pilot applied "full throttle," and departed the pavement on the west side of the runway. The pilot then seemed to regain control while in the grass, then collided with an embankment, did a partial "cartwheel," and came to rest with the tail section in the air.

An examination of the accident site and airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector revealed that skid marks were present beginning 703 feet from the departure end of runway 01 and that the airplane came to rest on a public road 137 feet to the left of the runway centerline, and had incurred substantial damage.

According to an FAA inspector, during an interview conducted on September 7, 2005 the pilot stated that he "guessed he landed too far down the runway."

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to obtain the proper touchdown point during landing which resulted in a runway overrun. A factor was the pilot's misjudgment of speed/distance during the approach.

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