NTSB Identification: FTW78DQG21
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20, registration: N201DC

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0496  78/3/12    BIG SPRING,TX       MOONEY M20          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 51, 789
        TIME - 1420                    N201DC              PX-  0  0  1  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 124 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HOWARD COUNTY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          DEL RIO,TX                  BIG SPRING,TX
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: ROLL
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: GO-AROUND
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED IN INITIATING GO-AROUND
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - BRIEFED BY FLIGHT SERVICE PERSONNEL, BY PHONE
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           69                                                      160
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           40                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- WIND GUSTING TO 55KTS.PLT BRIEFED BY WX PERSONNEL TO EXPECT HIGH SURFACE WINDS AND DUST.

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