Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2007 Issue

September 8, 2007, Gainesville, Ga., Beech BE-55

The pilot later said he was distracted while talking on the radio, and delayed his descent to the destination airport. As a result, the airplane was "too high, too fast and 120 knots over the trees" prior to touchdown on the 4100-foot long runway. The airplane continued to float, and the pilot determined that he "couldn’t go around." The airplane touched down, and continued off the departure end of the runway, down a hill and impacted a fence. According to the pilot, there were no deficiencies in the performance and handling of the airplane.

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