NTSB Identification: CHI88LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36122.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1988 in MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M-20C, registration: N6228U
Injuries: 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.

WHILE EXECUTING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS THE PILOT'S ATTENTION WAS DIVERTED INSIDE THE AIRCRAFT WHILE ADJUSTING THE INTERIOR LIGHTS TO DETERMINE THE POSITION OF THE FLAPS. HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND IT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY STRIKING A SNOW BANK.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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