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N5576D accident description

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Crash location 45.316389°N, 122.605278°W
Nearest city Oregon City, OR
45.357343°N, 122.606758°W
2.8 miles away
Tail number N5576D
Accident date 13 Jul 2005
Aircraft type Beech H-35
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On July 13, 2005, approximately 1830 Pacific daylight time, a Beech H-35 single-engine airplane, N5576D, was substantially damaged following an overrun at the Aeroacres Airport, near Oregon City, Oregon. The airplane was registered to and operated by a private individual. The certificated commercial pilot and his sole passenger were not injured on the personal cross-country flight, which was operated in accordance with 14 CFR Part 91, and a flight plan was not filed. The flight departed Seattle, Washington, at 1700, and its destination was the Aeroacres Airport.

In a report submitted to the NTSB investigator-in-charge, the pilot reported that after touching down on the runway (1,800 feet x 250 feet), a dog ran in front of the airplane, necessitating him to pull up. The pilot stated that after pulling up he briefly applied power to avoid a stall, and then after landing a second time he [realized] there was not sufficient room to stop, and obstacles at the end of the runway precluded a go-around. The pilot reported that after overrunning the runway the airplane hit a ditch at approximately 15 miles per hour before coming to rest in an upright position facing east, perpendicular to the runway. The pilot reported damage to the left wing and nose of the airplane, as well as damage to the propeller as a result of a prop strike.

NTSB Probable Cause

The unattended animal on the runway during the landing, which caused the pilot to pull up and land a second time, resulting in an overrun. A factor contributing to the accident was the inability to abort the landing due to obstacles at the end of the runway.

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