January 26, Marlboro, Mass. / Socata TB-9


At 16:02 eastern time, a Socata TB-9 was damaged after overrunning the runway while landing at Marlboro Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said the wind was a 90-degree crosswind from the left at 7-10 knots. His first two approaches to runway 32 terminated in a go-around due to excessive speed. On the third approach, he thought the airplane touched down about a third of the way down the runway but the brakes were not immediately effective. The pilot was unable to stop the airplane on the runway and struck a chain-link fence located about 10 feet beyond the departure end of the runway. The pilot said he had never before landed on a runway as short as the 1,682-foot strip. The 98-hour pilot received his private pilot certificate on December 4, 2001, and had logged 20 hours as pilot-in-command.


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