NTSB Identification: BFO89LA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40152.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 01, 1989 in MCHENRY, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/02/1990
Aircraft: MOONEY M-20F, registration: N7784M
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 PLT MADE THE LNDG APCH WITH FULL FLAPS AT AN AIRSPEED OF APRX 90 KTS. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR AT THE RWY THRESHOLD, LANDED HARD, AND BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT TRIED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND BUT WAS UNABLE TO CLIMB OUT OF GROUND EFFECT OR GAIN FLYING SPEED. THE ACFT STALLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND LEFT OF THE RWY. RWY 26 WAS USED. THE LOCAL WINDS WERE REPORTED AT 260 DEGS AT 5 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT LANDED HARD AND COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR WHEN HE FAILED TO ARREST HIS DESCENT RATE DURING LANDING. AFTERWARDAS HE TRIED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND THE PILOT DID NOT OBTAIN ADEQUATE FLYING SPEED, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED AND COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND.
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