NTSB Identification: NYC84FNA01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22143.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1983 in FALMOUTH, MA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N3438X
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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.

ACCORDING TO WITNESSES, THE ACFT CIRCLED THE FIELD AND THEN CAME IN FOR LANDING. ON FINAL APRCH THE ACFT WAS IN A LEFT WING LOW CRAB. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT BOUNCED TOUCHED AGAIN AND THEN THE LEFT WING TOUCHED THE GROUND. THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER AND THE ACFT BEGAN TO CLIMB AND TURN TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT RETARDED THE POWER TO ABOUT 1/2 THROTTLE AND ATTEMPTED A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING, JUST SHORT OF A GROVE OF TREES.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..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:

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


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