NTSB Identification: LAX93GA195
Accident occurred Saturday, May 01, 1993 in SEDONA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N201GK
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

: NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this public aircraft accident report.

THE AIRPLANE WAS OBSERVED ABOUT 3/4 MI FROM THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY WITH ITS WING ROLLED 90 DEG FROM HORIZONTAL. THE NOSE DROPPED AND THE AIRPLANE DROPPED VERTICALLY. THE AIRPLANE RECOVERED, APPEARED TO CLIMB, BANK SWIFTLY TO THE LEFT, ROLLED INVERTED, AND IMPACT THE GROUND. EXAMINATION OF THE ROLL SERVO REVEALED THAT THE AUTOPILOT WAS ENGAGED AT THE TIME OF IMPACT. THE AUTOPILOT CONTROL PANEL WAS DESTROYED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

UNDETERMINED.

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