Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Montezuma Airport

Camp Verde, Arizona 86322
Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:00 MST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
According to the pilot, he noted that the wind was calm as he made his traffic-pattern approach to the runway. He turned onto base leg early, which resulted in the airplane being higher than normal on the final approach. He reduced the engine power and lowered the nose in an attempt to land with enough runway surface remaining. The pilot reported that although the airplane floated much further than he expected during landing, he believed that he could still brake to a stop safely. The airplane subsequently overran the runway's end and came to rest on an embankment with collapsed landing gear and a bent wing. The pilot reported that he experienced no mechanical malfunctions with his airplane.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's misjudged approach and failure to attain the correct touchdown point, which resulted in a runway overrun.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/23/2010 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event1200 
Event Time ZoneMountain Standard Time 
Event CityCamp Verde 
Event StateARIZONA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site86322 
Event Date Year2010 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude343618n 
Event Location Longitude1115155w 
Event Location AirportMontezuma 
Event Location Nearest Airport ID19AZ 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation3370 
Weather Briefing Completeness-- 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility ID-- 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height4000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions-- 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 50 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)21 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)-- 
Variable Wind Indicator-- 
Wind Speed (knots)-- 
Wind Velocity Indicator Calm 
Wind Gust Indicator-- 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries-- 
On Ground, Minor Injuries-- 
On Ground, Serious Injuries-- 
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)27666 
NTSB Notification SourceAWP-6 Operations Center  
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time-- 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information-- 
Date of most recent change to recordNov 22 2010 4:41PM 
User who most recently changed recordcoos 
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN630PL 
NTSB NumberWPR11CA026 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA 
Aircraft Model340A 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number340A1224 
Certified Max Gross Weight6390 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration Class-- 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearRetractable 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionSep 1 2010 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection28 
Airframe Hours3396 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT TypeUnknown 
Aircraft Owner Street AddressPO BOX 7172 # 248 
Aircraft Owner CitySTATELINE 
Aircraft Owner StateNV 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode89449-7172 
Operator is an individual?Yes 
Operator NameThomas E. Tate 
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address-- 
Operator CityGlendale 
Operator StateCA 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code91202 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodePRC  
Departure CityPrescott 
Departure StateAZ 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1145 
Departure Time ZoneMST 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport Code19AZ 
Destination CityCamp Verde 
Destination StateAZ 
Destination CountryUSA 
Specific Phase of Flight-- 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordNov 22 2010 4:42PM 
User who most recently changed recordcoos 
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location17 
Runway Length3300 
Runway Width60 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--