Flying Club Cessna 172 – Runs off end of Runway

Incident Date: 2018-03-19

C-FRFO, a Cessna 172M aircraft operated by Bancroft Flying Club, was conducting a flight from Brantford, ON (CYFD) to Kirkfield/Balsam Lake, ON (CKD8) with one pilot on board. During the landing at CKD8, the aircraft landed fast and the pilot realized the aircraft was not going to stop at the end of the runway. The decision was made to not conduct a go-around due to hydro wires. The aircraft went off the end of the runway, hit some cedars and came to rest in a ditch. The pilot was not injured, but there was substantial damage to the aircraft.