Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cessna 172N, N4876F, Endless Mountains Air Inc: Accident occurred July 19, 2017 at Seamans Field Airport (9N3), Factoryville, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Allentown, Pennsylvania

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Endless Mountains Air Inc:

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA250
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 19, 2017 in Factoryville, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N4876F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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 pilot reported that he had recently returned to flying after a lengthy period of inactivity, and this was his first solo flight after completing a comprehensive flight review. According to the pilot, after completing the traffic pattern, he landed the airplane at the midpoint of the 2,400-foot runway with 10 knots of excess airspeed and a slight tailwind. Despite maximum braking, the airplane overran the departure end of the runway and struck dense brush, which resulted in substantial damage to the engine firewall. The pilot further reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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