NTSB Identification: LAX84FA484.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26861.
Accident occurred Monday, September 17, 1984 in MARIPOSA, CA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N6406U
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TREE & TELEPHONE POLE DURING A GO-AROUND MANEUVER ON RWY 26. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE ACFT EXITED THE LEFT SIDE OF RWY 26 ABOUT 1625 FT BEYOND THE THRESHOLD. ALTHOUGH THERE WERE NO EYEWITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT A GROUND WITNESS REPORTED THAT THE ACFT LANDED NORMALLY BUT THAT AS THE ACFT REACHED MID-FIELD, THE ENG SOUND 'INCREASED', FOLLOWED BY TWO 'THUD' SOUNDS & A FIREBALL. A PLT, WHO LANDED 15 MINS AFTER THE ACCIDENT REPORTED 90 DEG X-WIND PREVAILED & STATED 'IT TOOK MAXIMUM DEFLECTION OF THE CONTROL SURFACES TO KEEP THE ACFT ALIGNED WITH THE RWY CENTERLINE.' THE MAX DEMONSTRATED X-WIND COMPONENT FOR THE ACCIDENT ACFT WAS 17 KTS.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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