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N9365W accident description

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Crash location 38.423056°N, 88.714722°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 Dresden, TN
36.291451°N, 88.708112°W
147.3 miles away
Tail number N9365W
Accident date 09 Aug 2008
Aircraft type Piper PA-28-235
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the Piper PA-28-235, was on final approach to land on a 1,640-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, turf runway, at a private airport. The pilot stated that he encountered a downdraft, which caused the airplane to settle into a cornfield, 30 feet prior to the runway threshold. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall, fuselage, and both wings. The pilot reported that the wind at the time of the accident was from 260 degrees, at 1 knot, with no gusts. He further reported 370 hours of total flight experience, which included 32 hours in the same make and model as the accident airplane.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain the proper altitude/clearance while on final approach.

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