NTSB Identification: DFW08CA171.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 29, 2008 in Lake Ft Gibson, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/26/2008
Aircraft: Mooney M20, registration: N1287X
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 pilot, with one passenger on-board the airplane, was to practice maneuvers with the airplane. The pilot performed "lazy 8's, circles around-a-point, S-turns, and low-flight." While doing slow flight at full power and flaps deployed, the aircraft's right wing dropped; the pilot tried to correct the problem by lowering the nose and applying aileron and rudder. However, the pilot reported that the aircraft started to spin, and oscillate left-to-right. The pilot was not able to fully recover the aircraft before impacting the surface of a lake. Both the passenger and pilot were able to open the aircraft's door and exit the craft.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's loss of control while maneuvering the aircraft. Full narrative available
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