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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196675
Last updated: 17 July 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20R Ovation2
Registration: N57GX
C/n / msn: 29-0357
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC), Venice, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Myers, FL (FMY)
Destination airport:Venice, FL (VNC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the single-engine airplane reported that, during landing to the southeast, a wind gust contacted the airplane’s tail from the left side, which caused the airplane to veer left. The airplane departed the runway, crossed a taxiway, and impacted a ditch.
The pilot reported there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the nose landing gear collapsed and that the propeller was bent aft. The engine firewall was wrinkled below the left engine mount. The recorded weather at the airport, about the time of the accident, included wind from 080° at 10 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during landing in a gusting crosswind conditions.


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Revision history:

15-Jul-2017 15:47 Geno Added
15-Jul-2017 22:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
17-Jul-2017 18:44 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
26-Oct-2017 19:51 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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