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N9072M accident description

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Crash location 38.747777°N, 90.360000°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city St. Louis, MO
38.627256°N, 90.244930°W
10.4 miles away
Tail number N9072M
Accident date 17 Sep 2003
Aircraft type Cessna 182P
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On September 17, 2003, at 1353 central daylight time, a Cessna 182P, N9072M, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain while landing on runway 12L (9,003 feet by 150 feet, concrete/grooved) at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL), near St. Louis, Missouri. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was operating under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 on an instrument flight plan. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The passenger reported no injuries. The cross-country flight departed Glasgow Municipal Airport (GLW), Glasgow, Kentucky, at 1135 eastern standard time.

According to the pilot's written statement, the airplane touched down approximately 65 knots on the runway centerline, with the flaps fully extended. The pilot stated that during landing rollout the airplane veered off the right side of the runway and his corrective actions were unsuccessful. The pilot reported the right wing impacted the terrain prior to coming to a full stop.

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspector examined the aircraft subsequent to the accident. The FAA inspector found no abnormalities with the brake system. According to the FAA inspector, the forward spar of the right wing and its tip rib sustained substantial damage.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing rollout.

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