NTSB Identification: LAX85LA265.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29330.
Accident occurred Friday, May 31, 1985 in RIALTO, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N3721H
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.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF A NEARLY 5 HOURS LONG NON STOP FLIGHT FROM NM TO CA, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT AN UNCONTROLL-ED AIRPORT. THE PILOT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE AIRCRAFT'S FINALAPPROACH SPEED WAS EXCESSIVE, AND AFTER THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHEDDOWN IT BOUNCED OFF ITS NOSE WHEEL AND STALLED. THE SECOND BOUNCE WAS DESCRIBED BY THE PILOT AS BEING VERY HARD AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED TO A STOP ABOUT 249 FEET BEYOND THE POINT WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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