NTSB Identification: SEA83LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20401.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 19, 1983 in BLAINE, WA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N1143G
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.

DURING HIS FIRST APPROACH TO LAND, THE PLT INITIATED A GO-AROUND AFTER FLOATING TOO FAR DOWN THE RWY. HE REPORTED THAT THE SECOND APPROACH & LANDING WERE NORMAL UNTIL A FEW SECONDS AFTER TOUCHDOWN. AT THAT TIME, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND, LIFTED OFF & YAWED INTO THE WIND. IT IMMEDIATELY SETTLED TO THE RWY WHILE STILL ANGLED INTO THE WIND, THEN VEERED OFF THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH A PARKED ACFT. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE WIND WAS VARIABLE FROM 250 TO 270 DEG AT APRX 10 KTS. THERE WERE HIGH TREES ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF RWY 32 WHICH SHIELDED THE FIRST 1/3 OF THE RWY FROM WINDS OUT OF THE WEST. APRX 18 MI AWAY AT BELLINGHAM, WA, THE 1300 PDT WIND WAS FROM 310 DEG AT 8 KTS.

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

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

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:

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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