NTSB Identification: BFO87LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35013.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 27, 1987 in POCOMOKE CITY, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N2613W
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.

WHILE ON FINAL APCH, THE PLT REALIZED HIS TOUCHDOWN POINT WAS FARTHER DOWN THE RWY THAN USUAL, BUT HE BELIEVED THERE WAS SUFFICIENT RWY & ELECTED TO CONT THE LNDG. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, HE APPLIED BRAKES, BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CONTD OFF THE DEP END & WENT INTO A DITCH. THE PLT STATED THAT HE FAILED TO ALLOW FOR A HEAVY LAYER OF DEW, WHICH HAD REDUCED THE BRAKING ACTION.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET

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