Date & Time: Apr 26, 2014 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 525 CJ3
Operator:
AVIAT
Registration:
N300ET
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Opa Locka - Spruce Creek
MSN:
525B-0014
YOM:
2005
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2907
Captain / Total hours on type:
905
Aircraft flight hours:
2756
Circumstances:
The pilot reported that he performed a visual approach to land on the 4,000-ft-long, asphalt runway in the turbine-powered multiengine airplane. He added that the landing was “a little long” and that he then realized that he was not going to be able to stop the airplane on the remaining runway. One of the passengers, who was type-rated in the airplane, reported that the airplane remained airborne as it flew past “the numbers” and that it touched down about one-third of the way down the runway. The airplane subsequently rolled off the runway end through grass and then came to rest in a freshwater pond. The airplane sustained minor damage to the landing gear, wings, and flaps. The pilot reported that that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane. He further reported that the incident could have been prevented if he had made a longer final approach, was more familiar with the airport, and had rejected the landing attempt at a safe stage of the approach.
Probable cause:
The pilot's failure to attain a proper touchdown point during landing and his failure to go around when he recognized that he would not be able to stop the airplane on the runway,
which resulted in a runway excursion.
Final Report:
N300ET.pdf93.61 KB