NTSB Identification: BFO92LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46845.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 26, 1992 in JOHNSTOWN, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N9541M
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT TURNED ONTO FINAL APPROACH FOR A LANDING AFTER COMPLETING A VFR NIGHT CROSS COUNTRY. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE LANDING GEAR WAS LOWERED AND FULL FLAPS WERE SELECTED. THE PILOT FURTHER STATED THAT HIS AIRSPEED 'DROPPED TO 80 KNOTS' WHILE HE WAS ABOUT 100 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND, AT WHICH TIME HE ADDED MORE POWER TO 'KEEP MY NOSE UP'. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED TERRAIN APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD.

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

THE PILOT MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND DISTANCE WHICH RESULTED IN A LANDING UNDERSHOOD. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS NIGHT CONDITIONS.

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