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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90262
Last updated: 14 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20K 231
Registration: N262CP
C/n / msn: 25-0092
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Urbana, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Monticello, IL (2K0)
Destination airport:Urbana, IL (C16)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Prior to the flight, the pilot contacted the destination airport's fixed based operator to inquire about the local wind conditions. He planned on diverting to an alternate airport if the crosswind was too strong. During the final approach to the airport, the airplane encountered turbulent wind. The airplane ballooned during the landing flare, and the pilot executed a go-around. During the attempted go-around, the left wing contacted terrain, and came to rest upright adjacent to a residence. During the accident sequence, the airplane sustained damage to the firewall, fuselage, and both wings. Postaccident examination of the airplane showed no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the go-around.



Revision history:

17-Feb-2011 22:23 bizjets101 Added
18-Feb-2011 02:25 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location]
24-Feb-2011 05:09 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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