NTSB Identification: NYC70D0172
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C, registration: N7861V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2769   69/10/6   MIDDLESEX,NY        MOONEY M20C         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             COMMERCIAL, AGE 43, 1113
        TIME - 0815                    N7861V              PX-  0  0  2  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  TOTAL HOURS, 20 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MIDDLESEX
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          BATAVIA,NY                  MONTICELLO,NY                MIDDLESEX,NY
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: ABORTED
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED WRONG RUNWAY RELATIVE TO EXISTING WIND
           PILOT IN COMMAND - DELAYED ACTION IN ABORTING TAKEOFF
        FACTOR(S)
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: HIGH VEGETATION
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DOWNWIND
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - INTENTIONAL GROUND-WATER-LOOP-SWERVE
        REMARKS- T/O UPHILL,DOWNWIND,GRASS APRX 4IN HIGH.TAIL STRUCK DIRT BANK APRX 10IN HIGH. FTHR DMG DURG ABORT.

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