Accident Mooney M20J 201 C-FLJL, 16 Sep 2021
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 267790
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Time:c. 15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20J 201
Registration: C-FLJL
MSN: 24-1375
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sundridge South River Airpark (CPE6), ON -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Toronto/Buttonville municipal (YKZ), ON
Destination airport:Sundridge/South River Airpark (CPE6), ON
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The privately registered Mooney M20J aircraft departed from runway 15 at Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport (CYKZ), Ontario, for a visual flight rules (VFR) flight to Sundridge/South River Airpark (CPE6), Ontario, with 1 pilot and 1 passenger on board. The purpose of the flight was for both occupants to meet with members of The Ninety-Nines at CPE6, for the East Canada Section’s 2021 Gold Cup Air Rally.
After takeoff, the aircraft climbed to cruise altitude and established a north-northeast track toward CPE6. At approximately 14:47, the aircraft flew over the aerodrome, and then turned to join the left downwind leg for the approach to Runway 30. Before the aircraft turned on final approach, it was travelling at an altitude of approximately 1900 feet above sea level (ASL) (450 feet above ground level [AGL]) and a ground speed of 70 knots. The aircraft then turned onto final approach for Runway 30.

Observers who had aviation experience reported that during the latter stages of the final approach, the aircraft’s nose-down pitch attitude increased, and its airspeed and rate of descent were faster than a normal approach for a Mooney M20J aircraft. During the initial flare, the aircraft ballooned into the air and then bounced 3 times on the runway surface.

During the 2nd bounce, the aircraft landed on its nose wheel and wheelbarrowed momentarily before becoming airborne. During the 3rd bounce, it was reported that the aircraft bounced approximately 15 feet into the air and appeared to have lost a significant amount of airspeed and momentum. At this point, approximately 700 feet of the runway remained.

The pilot initiated a go-around after the 3rd bounce and retracted the landing gear. As the aircraft slowly climbed and cleared some smaller trees located approximately 250 feet from the departure end of the runway, it was reported to be moving slowly and not accelerating. The aircraft then disappeared from view and, shortly afterwards, crashed into a wooded area located approximately 1300 feet from the end of Runway 30.
Both occupants received fatal injuries, and the aircraft was destroyed.

Sources: (registration)
TSB (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

17-Sep-2021 00:44 Captain Adam Added
17-Sep-2021 09:58 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
17-Sep-2021 15:02 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Sep-2021 19:41 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2021 07:40 Anon. Updated [Source, Category]
20-Sep-2021 07:12 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-Sep-2021 13:40 johnwg Updated [Registration, Cn, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Sep-2021 16:49 RobertMB Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2021 18:40 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Sep-2021 18:48 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2023 Flight Safety Foundation

701 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 250
Alexandria, Virginia 22314