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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146929
Last updated: 29 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20TN Acclaim
Registration: N212D
C/n / msn: 31-0126
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hilton Head Airport - KHXD, Hilton Head Island, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE)
Destination airport:Hilton Head, SC (HXD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that during the landing roll on runway 21, the airplane encountered a strong crosswind and veered sharply to the left. He attempted to correct the movement with aileron and rudder inputs and by retracting the flaps. The airplane continued left, departed the left side of the runway, and the left wing struck a taxiway sign, which resulted in substantial damage to the wing. The recorded wind was from 250 degrees at 6 knots about the time of the accident. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of preexisting mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation, nor did the pilot report any.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain directional control while landing in a crosswind.


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Revision history:

25-Jul-2012 22:09 Geno Added
28-Jul-2012 12:17 Alpine Flight Updated [Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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