NTSB Identification: FTW00LA037.
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Accident occurred Sunday, November 28, 1999 in HILLSBORO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/2000
Aircraft: Mooney M20C, registration: N6766U
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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 airplane impacted trees and terrain when the pilot failed to maintain directional control of the airplane during a go-around from a private airstrip. The pilot reported that while landing, the airplane touched down past his desired touchdown point, and the airplane was 'rolling pretty fast.' The pilot elected to abort the landing and initiated a go-around. During the initial climb, a gust of wind lifted the right wing 'causing [the airplane] to turn left striking trees' located at the departure end of the airstrip. The airplane came to rest inverted.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the go-around. A factor was the gust of wind.

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