NTSB Identification: DEN84LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24203.
Accident occurred Friday, March 16, 1984 in LAS VEGAS, NM
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N7134U
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 ENROUTE, THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND AT LAS VEGAS, NM & CHECK ON HIS DESTINATION WX. HE CALLED THE FSS WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 30 MI SOUTH OF LAS VEGAS & WAS ADVISED THAT THE WIND AT LAS VEGAS WAS FROM 230 DEG AT 20 KTS. HE SAID HE EXPERIENCED SEVERE TURBULENCE WHILE ON FINAL APCH FOR RWY 20. ALSO, HE SAID THAT ON FINAL, THIS AIRSPEED WAS SLIGHTLY FAST AT 90 MPH & THAT A 10 DEG CRAB WAS USED TO MAINTAIN RWY ALIGNMNENT. PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, HE USED RIGHT BANK & LEFT RUDDER. THE PLT STATED THAT JUST AS THE RIGHT WHEEL TOUCHED DOWN, A HUGE GUST BLEW THE ACFT TO THE LEFT OF THE RWY. HE ADDED POWER, BUT THE LANDING GEAR CONTACTED SAGEBRUSH. THE PLT THEN RETARDED THE POWER & THE ACFT CAME TO A STOP. THE WIND REPORTEDLY HAD GUSTED TO 30 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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