NTSB Identification: ATL82IA170
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Incident occurred Sunday, June 20, 1982 in DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/20/1983
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N201WX
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

AFTER A NORMAL FLIGHT FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL, THE PILOT EXECUTED A VISUAL FULL CIRCUIT APPROACH TO RUNWAY 12 AT DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE STABILIZED ON FINAL AT 72 KNOTS WITH FULL FLAPS AND THAT HE HAD A 5-10 KNOT CROSSWIND FROM THE SOUTH. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES DURING LANDING AND THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER FOR A GO-AROUND. DURING THE GO-AROUND, THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SAND DUNE AND DAMAGED THE PROPELLER AND THE NOSE GEAR. AFTER STRIKING THE DUNE THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND STRAIGHT AHEAD OFF THE AIRPORT IN SHALLOW WATER. THERE WAS NO REPORTED AIRFRAME OR POWERPLANT MALFUNCTIONS. THIS WAS THE PILOTS FIRST FLIGHT AS PIC IN THE AIRCRAFT.

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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