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N5803A accident description

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Crash location 36.316667°N, 87.916667°W
Nearest city Mckinnon, TN
36.316166°N, 87.906973°W
0.5 miles away
Tail number N5803A
Accident date 18 Nov 2007
Aircraft type Cessna 172
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot stated the airplane's approach was a little high for runway 8. The airplane was traveling about 70 mph when it touchdown on the runway. A gust of wind lifted the airplane. When the airplane touchdown back down on the ground, little runway distance remained. He considered executing a go around but saw the power lines beyond the runway and wasn't sure the airplane could clear them. He elected to cut engine power and stop; more so, to utilize the overrun grass area past the end of the runway if needed. Approximately 100 feet into the overrun area, the airplane nosed into a large ditch and flipped onto its back. The pilot stated there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems prior to the accident.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to perform a go around.

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