Montezuma Airport
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report

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

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 Event Accident
Event Date 10/23/2010
Event Day of the Week Saturday
Time of Event 1200
Event Time Zone Mountain Standard Time
Event City Camp Verde
Event State ARIZONA
Event Country --
Zipcode of the event site 86322
Event Date Year 2010
Event Date Month 10
MidAir Collision Indicator No
On Ground Collision occurred ? No
Event Location Latitude 343618n
Event Location Longitude 1115155w
Event Location Airport Montezuma
Event Location Nearest Airport ID 19AZ
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airport On Airport
Distance from airport in statute miles 0
Degrees magnetic from airport --
Airport Elevation 3370
Weather Briefing Completeness --
Investigator's weather source Pilot
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 Conditions Day
Lowest Ceiling Height 4000
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height --
Sky/Lowest/Cloud Conditions --
Sky Condition for Lowest Ceiling Broken
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 Injury None
On Ground, Fatal Injuries --
On Ground, Minor Injuries --
On Ground, Serious Injuries --
Injury Total Fatal --
Injury Total Minor --
Injury Total None 2
Injury Total Serious --
Injury Total All --
Investigating Agency NTSB
NTSB Docket Number (internal use) 27666
NTSB Notification Source AWP-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 record Nov 22 2010 4:41PM
User who most recently changed record coos
Basic weather conditions Visual Meteorological Cond
FAA District Office --

Aircraft Involved

Aircraft #1

Aircraft Registration Number N630PL
NTSB Number WPR11CA026
Missing Aircraft Indicator --
Federal Aviation Reg. Part Part 91: General Aviation
Type of Flight Plan filed None
Flight plan Was Activated? --
Damage Substantial
Aircraft Fire None
Aircraft Explosion None
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full Name CESSNA
Aircraft Model 340A
Aircraft Series Identifier --
Aircraft Serial Number 340A1224
Certified Max Gross Weight 6390
Aircraft Category Airplane
Aircraft Registration Class --
Aircraft is a homebuilt? No
Flight Crew Seats --
Cabin Crew Seats --
Passenger Seats --
Total number of seats on the aircraft 5
Number of Engines 2
Fixed gear or retractable gear Retractable
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection Annual
Date of Last Inspection Sep 1 2010 12:00AM
Airframe hours since last inspection 28
Airframe Hours 3396
ELT Installed Yes
ELT Activated No
ELT Aided Location of Event Site No
ELT Type Unknown
Aircraft Owner Street Address PO BOX 7172 # 248
Aircraft Owner City STATELINE
Aircraft Owner State NV
Aircraft Owner Country USA
Aircraft Owner Zipcode 89449-7172
Operator is an individual? Yes
Operator Name Thomas E. Tate
Operator Same as Owner? No
Operator Is Doing Business As --
Operator Address Same as Owner? No
Operator Street Address --
Operator City Glendale
Operator State CA
Operator Country USA
Operator Zip code 91202
Operator Code --
Owner has at least one certificate None
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 Board No
Departure Point Same as Event No
Departure Airport Code PRC
Departure City Prescott
Departure State AZ
Departure Country USA
Departure Time 1145
Departure Time Zone MST
Destination Same as Local Flt crash at destination city
Destination Airport Code 19AZ
Destination City Camp Verde
Destination State AZ
Destination Country USA
Specific Phase of Flight --
Report sent to ICAO? --
Evacuation occurred --
Date of most recent change to record Nov 22 2010 4:42PM
User who most recently changed record coos
Since inspection or accident Time of Accident
Event Location Runway Number and Location 17
Runway Length 3300
Runway Width 60
Sight Seeing flight No
Air Medical Flight No
Medical Flight --