Accident Piper PA-28-151 N4590F, Saturday 24 July 2004
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Date:Saturday 24 July 2004
Time:10:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-151
Owner/operator:Troy Zinser
Registration: N4590F
MSN: 28-7715052
Year of manufacture:1976
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E3D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sugar Loaf Key, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Naples Airport, FL (APF/KAPF)
Destination airport:Sugar Loaf Key, FL (7FA1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that after starting the engine at the departure airport he checked the brakes with no discrepancies noted. Additionally, no discrepancies were noted with the brakes during the engine run-up before departure. The flight departed and nearly the entire flight was uneventful with the exception of a momentary discrepancy with the alternator. The flight arrived at the destination airport on the base leg where he lowered 1 notch of flaps. The flight then turned final for runway 10, where he fully extended the flaps and maintained approximately 65. He reported landing within the first 1/3 on the 2,700 foot long runway and applied the normal brakes but later reported he, " nothing." He repositioned his feet thinking he might be pushing on the rudder bar instead of the brake pedals but again there was no effect. During the landing roll he contemplated performing a go-around but decided not to due to the length of the runway. The airplane continued off the end of the runway and collided with brush. After coming to rest, he and the passengers evacuated the airplane. After getting out of the airplane, he looked back and saw skid marks in the sand area beyond the departure end of the runway. He also stated that he was familiar with the accident airport as he had flown in there previously approximately 7-8 times. Following recovery of the airplane, examination of the brake system by the insurance adjuster revealed no evidence or malfunction.

Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to attain the proper touchdown point resulting in a landing overrun and subsequent on-ground collision with trees.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA04CA118
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



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