NTSB Identification: FTW87LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32061.
Accident occurred Monday, December 01, 1986 in KERRVILLE, TX
Aircraft: MOONEY M20D, registration: N1970Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT WAS UNABLE TO EXTEND THE LANDING GEAR IN PREPARATION FOR LANDING. TROUBLESHOOTING AND SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO EXTEND THE GEAR FAILED. THE PILOT THEN MADE A 360 DEGREE TURN OVER THE AIRPORT TO LOSE ALTITUDE DURING WHICH, HE SECURED THE ENGINE AND STOPPED THE PROPELLER IN A HORIZONTAL POSITION TO MINIMIZE DAMAGE. THE PILOT REALIZED AFTER 270 DEGREES OF TURN THAT INSUFFICIENT ALTITUDE REMAINED TO REACH THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED ON ROUGH TERRAIN SHORT OF RUNWAY 30. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THE NOSE GEAR TIRE WAS HANDING UP ON THE GEAR DOOR DURING EXTENSION. THE NOSE GEAR TIRE WAS FOUND TO BE INFLATED TO 40 PSI. THE MAINTENANCE MANUAL CALL FOR AN INFLATION PRESSURE OF 30 PSI.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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

GEAR EXTENSION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..JAMMED

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

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..PRESSURE EXCESSIVE


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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