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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196678
Last updated: 24 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20C
Owner/operator:Badger Flyers Inc.
Registration: N9303V
C/n / msn: 690087
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Washington Island Airport (2P2), Washington Island, WI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Washington Island, WI (2P2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the final approach for landing, the airplane was too low and struck trees short of the runway threshold, spun about 180°, and then impacted the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.  
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain a proper approach path, which resulted in impact with trees.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: FAA

Revision history:

16-Jul-2017 00:02 Geno Added
16-Jul-2017 21:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
16-Jul-2017 21:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]
02-Apr-2018 07:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Apr-2018 07:44 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]

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