NTSB Identification: LAX83LA410.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23234.
Accident occurred Friday, August 26, 1983 in GILA BEND, AZ
Aircraft: MOONEY M20A, registration: N6020X
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 ACFT OVERRAN THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH DITCH DURING LANDING. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT FLOATED AFTER THE FLARE FOR LANDING AND EVEN THOUGH HEAVY BRAKING WAS USED AFTER LANDING THE ACFT DID NOT STOP ON THE RWY. THE WIND WAS CALM BUT THE PLT SAID HE HAD NOT OBSERVED THE WINDSOCK PRIOR TO LANDING. THE RWY USED IS 3800 FT LONG WITH A 200 FT OVERRUN. THE DITCH IS 100 BEYOND THE OVERRUN. THE PLT STATED IN HIS WRITTEN REPORT THAT HE SHOULD HAVE MADE A GO-AROUND WHEN THE KNEW HE COULD NOT MAKE THE LANDING APPROACH.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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