NTSB Identification: IAD02LA070.
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Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 2002 in Ocean City, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/26/2003
Aircraft: Mooney M20J, registration: N58166
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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The pilot overflew the airport and entered a left downwind. He aborted his first landing attempt because his airspeed was too high. During the second attempt, he landed hard, the airplane bounced, and the pilot added power. A gust of wind pushed the airplane to the left, and the pilot added full power to go around. The airplane continued to the left, the left wing contacted sawgrass and the airplane spun around. The airplane came to a full stop, upright, facing the opposite direction of travel.

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

The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing, and his inadequate compensation for wind. A factor was a wind gust.

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