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N89120 accident description

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Crash location 43.350000°N, 73.233333°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 Poultney, VT
43.528402°N, 73.193164°W
12.5 miles away
Tail number N89120
Accident date 04 Nov 2007
Aircraft type Cessna 140
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot told an FAA inspector he was constructing a runway on his property and was anxious to "try it out." When the airplane landed, the right wheel struck a rock and the airplane ground looped to the right. The pilot tried to recover and the airplane ground looped to the left. It eventually went down into a ditch. Both wings were crushed and the engine was pushed back into the cockpit. The FAA inspector said the runway was in no condition to accommodate aircraft.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's attempt to land on an unimproved airstrip resulting in a ground loop/swerve. Factors contributing to the accident were the pilot's poor judgement in attempting to land on an unsuitable runway and the unsuitable runway conditions.

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