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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212503
Last updated: 1 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K
Registration: N231JD
C/n / msn: 25-0070
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Los Lunas, NM -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Benson, AZ (E95)
Destination airport:Los Lunas, NM (E98)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, during a night approach, he realized that the airplane was short of the runway and applied power. The airplane rolled to the left and impacted the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge of the right wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís improper glidepath during a night approach, which resulted in impact with terrain short of the runway.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Jun-2018 07:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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