NTSB Identification: LAX06CA199.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 08, 2006 in Fresno, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2007
Aircraft: Mooney M20K, registration: N5699Y
Injuries: 1 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 two fences after encountering a porpoise pilot induced oscillation on landing. The pilot was performing touch-and-go practice takeoff and landings. After completing one landing he continued around the traffic pattern for a second attempt. While on short final approach he had the airplane configured at an airspeed of 70 knots and retarded the throttle control to the idle position. The airplane's tail struck the runway surface and the pilot opted to perform an aborted landing by adding full power. The airplane was configured with full wing flaps, the landing gear in the down and locked position, and the speed brakes extended. The airplane began to porpoise down the runway and the pilot pulled back on the control wheel in an effort to become airborne. The airplane continued off the end of the runway and collided with a fence. It then crossed a road and came to rest after impacting another fence. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot's improper flare and his inadequate recovery from a bounced landing that resulted in a porpoise.

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