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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66108
Last updated: 31 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20M TLS
Registration: N270SD
C/n / msn: 27-0256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Steamboat Springs Airport (KSBS), Colorado -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Steamboat Springs, CO (KSBS)
Destination airport:Denver, CO (KAPA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Prior to departing on a 108-nautical-mile cross-country flight, the private pilot reported that he remained in the traffic pattern for one touch-and-go landing. The airplane was flown at a slower than normal speed on the downwind and base legs. The airplane crossed 30 feet above the runway "numbers" at 67 to 68 knots. The pilot reduced engine power for the landing and the airplane stalled at approximately 7 to 10 feet above the runway. After experiencing a hard landing, the airplane bounced back into the air and the pilot elected to perform a go-around. The pilot selected full power and pulled back on the yoke to avoid nosewheel contact with the runway. The pilot reported that the airplane became airborne, but he was at a slower than normal airspeed. At approximately 10 to 20 feet above the runway, the airplane entered a second stall, rolled left and impacted terrain. The airplane was substantially damaged. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. No preimpact anomalies were detected during a postaccident inspection.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper pitch control during the go-around, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall.



Revision history:

03-Jul-2009 00:56 slowkid Added
03-Jul-2009 02:08 RobertMB Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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