NTSB Identification: WPR11FA143
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Nephi, UT
Aircraft: MOONEY M20F, registration: N891X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On February 23, 2011, about 0900 mountain standard time, a Mooney M20F, N891X, departed the runway after the nose landing gear collapsed during the landing roll out at Nephi Municipal Airport (U14), Nephi, Utah. The owner/pilot operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage after it impacted a snow bank and the main landing gear was sheared off. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that departed Mesquite Airport (67L), Mesquite, Nevada, at 0645 Pacific standard time; no flight plan had been filed. The flight was en route to Nephi.

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