NTSB Identification: CEN12LA198
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, March 23, 2012 in Bloomfield, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/2013
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N201QB
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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

The pilot was attempting to land on a lighted grass runway at night. His first two attempts to land were aborted. According to the passenger, the pilot landed the airplane on his third attempt with only 400 feet of available runway remaining and then “slammed” on the brakes, and the airplane began to slide. After the airplane exited the runway end, the pilot applied full power to abort the landing; however, the airplane only became momentarily airborne before it stalled and collided with a levy.

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

The pilot's failure to land with sufficient runway remaining to stop, which resulted in an unsuccessful aborted landing, inadvertent stall, and collision with terrain.

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