NTSB Identification: LAX04CA118.
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Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 2004 in MESA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/2004
Aircraft: Mooney M20C, registration: N9675M
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane collided with a taxiway sign following a loss of directional control while on the landing roll. During the landing roll, the airplane made a sharp left turn. The pilot did not apply rudder pressure to counteract the veer. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and collided with a taxiway sign. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.

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

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane, which resulted in a collision with an airport sign.

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