NTSB Identification: CEN12LA487
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 27, 2012 in Adrian, MI
Aircraft: Mooney Airplane Company, Inc. M20TN, registration: N411JL
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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On July 27, 2012, about 0846 eastern daylight time, a Mooney M20TN, N411JL, experienced a severe nose pitch-up while climbing through flight level (FL) 190 to FL230. The private pilot, the sole occupant, initiated an emergency descent and during the attempted landing to runway 23 at the Lenawee County Airport (ADG), Adrian, Michigan, the airplane landed about 300 feet short of the runway. The nose gear collapsed and the main landing gear separated from the airplane which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by 4thWave, Inc., under the provisions of the 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight departed from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, about 0732 on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan.

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