NTSB Identification: ATL84LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24245.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 09, 1984 in SEALE, AL
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N3494X
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.

THE PLT APPROACHED DOWNWIND AT 80 MPH WITH FULL FLAPS. AT TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT BOUNCED AND FLOATED ABOUT 600 FT BEFORE A 2ND TOUCHDOWN. WHEN THE ACFT COULD NOT BE STOPPED ON THE SHORT GRASS RWY, IT WAS GROUNDLOOPED TO STAY ON THE ARPT. DURING THE GROUNDLOOP THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED. THIS WAS THE PLTS 1ST LANDING IN THIS ACFT ON A SHORT GRASS RWY. PREVIOUSLANDINGS WERE ON HARD SURFACE RWYS OF 3000 FT OR MORE.

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

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

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..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

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

AIRSPEED..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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