NTSB Identification: CHI83LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19703.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 09, 1983 in SOLON SPRINGS, WI
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N5587Q
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE DEPARTED SOLON SPRINGS, WI AT 2100 CST, THE WEATHER WAS WINDY, BUT THE SKY WAS CLEAR. HE LANDED AT MINNEAPOLIS, MN TO PICK UP A PASSENGER, THEN DEPARTED ON A RETURN FLIGHT TO SOLON. WHILE RETURNING, HE ENCOUNTERED SNOW. THE PILOT STATED THAT DURING ARRIVAL, HE TRIED TO LAND ON RUNWAY 1, BUT COULD NOT PICK UP THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY DUE TO THE DARKNESS AND CROSSWIND. REPORTEDLY, THE AIRCRAFT LANDING LIGHT WAS NOT DIRECTED ONTO THE RUNWAY IN THE RIGHT CROSSWIND. THE PILOT THEN ELECTED TO LAND DOWNWIND ON RUNWAY 19. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 030 DEG AT 20, GUSTING 30 KTS. DURING THE LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT SLID OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, WHICH WAS WET, AND COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK.

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

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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