NTSB Identification: SEA87LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33962.
Accident occurred Friday, April 03, 1987 in GRANTS PASS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N6901V
Injuries: 2 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PILOT REALIZED THAT HE HAD NO AIRSPEED INDICATION DUE TO HIS FORGETTING TO REMOVE THE PITOT COVER DURING PREFLIGHT. THE PILOT RETURNED TO LAND AT THE AIRPORT AND LANDED GEAR UP.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS UP LANDING..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS..NOT REMOVED

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

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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