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N627RK accident description

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Crash location 39.325000°N, 78.425000°W
Nearest city Capon Bridge, WV
39.298156°N, 78.436119°W
1.9 miles away
Tail number N627RK
Accident date 12 Sep 2005
Aircraft type Maule MT7-235
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On September 12, 2005, about 1800 eastern daylight time, a Maule MT7-235, N627RK, was substantially damaged while landing at River's Edge Farm Airport (38WV), Capon Bridge, West Virginia. The certificated private pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed for the flight, between Winchester Regional Airport (OKV), Winchester, Virginia, and Capon Bridge. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91.

According to the pilot, he overran the runway, primarily due to excessive airspeed on final approach. The airplane subsequently impacted small trees.

The runway, which was located on the pilot's property, was 1,200 feet long and 50 feet wide. Winds at the time were calm.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's misjudged distance/speed which resulted in an overrun and a subsequent impact with trees.

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