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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145831
Last updated: 28 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20M Bravo
Registration: N9140M
C/n / msn: 27-0083
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Clearwater Air Park - KCLW, Clearwater, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Naples, FL (APF)
Destination airport:Clearwater, FL (CLW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, after entering the traffic pattern for landing, he noted that there were two other airplanes in the traffic pattern. As he announced his position on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern, he heard another pilot also announce his position at the same location. The accident pilot visually identified the other airplane, and that pilot reported that he would proceed behind the accident airplane to the runway. The accident pilot stated that he became preoccupied with locating the other airplane during the downwind leg of the traffic pattern and forgot to lower the landing gear. During touchdown, the propeller struck the runway, and the airplane skidded to a stop, which resulted in substantial damage to the underside of the fuselage. The pilot stated that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to extend the landing gear before landing due to his distraction regarding another airplane in the traffic pattern.


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Revision history:

25-May-2012 23:34 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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