NTSB Identification: OAK77FVM08
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY MK20C, registration: N6494U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0168  77/2/15    HALF MOON BAY,CA    MOONEY MK20C        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 43, 489
        TIME - 1400                    N6494U              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 446 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - HALF MOON BAY
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PALO ALTO,CA                HALF MOON BAY,CA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: FENCE,FENCEPOSTS                          TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
           AIRFRAME - LANDING GEAR: NOSEWHEEL STEERING
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO ABORT TAKEOFF
        REMARKS- EXTREME NOSE GEAR SHIMMY CAUSED LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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