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NTSB Identification: CEN16CA390
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, September 30, 2016 in Rensselaer, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N2508Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The private rated pilot conducted a local pleasure flight and returned to a private grass airfield. He reported that he had poles located at the end of the runway, to help establish the runways' s center line and that there was a field of standing corn on the left side of the runway. He added that during the landing he was slightly left of the runway centerline and should have executed a go-around. The airplane's left wingtip impacted the corn and the airplane continued left into the corn, nosed over, and came to rest inverted. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage and wings.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper touchdown point during landing, which resulted in the left wing's subsequent impact with a cornfield.