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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 179767
Last updated: 17 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: N763RC
C/n / msn: 27-0160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Central Jersey Regional Airport (47N), Manville, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:White Plains, NY (HPN)
Destination airport:Manville, NJ (47N)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during the takeoff roll with a variable wind from the right, about 80 knots, he felt the airplane pulling to the left. He stated that he applied right rudder, and turned the control wheel to the right, however the airplane exited the runway to the left. The pilot reported that after exiting the runway, onto the grass, he pulled the power back and applied the brakes as heavily as possible. During the runway excursion, the left wing impacted a steel fence post. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported that he was unsure if any mechanical malfunctions or anomalies existed that would have prevented normal flight operation. However the FAA confirmed that there were no anomalies.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with a fence.


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Revision history:

21-Sep-2015 20:42 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 15:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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