14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Oshkosh, WI
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N339PB
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.
The airplane was arriving at EAA AirVenture when the accident occurred. During AirVenture, the 6,300 foot long taxiway that parallels the right side of runway 36 is designated as runway 36R and is used for takeoffs and landings as determined by the control tower. In addition, there are four colored dots placed on runway 36L and pilots are issued landing instructions in reference to the dots. The pilot reported he was cleared to land on runway 36R, abeam the “yellow dot” which was on runway 36L. The yellow dot was located 2,900 feet from the runway threshold. The pilot stated he was concentrating on touching down at the yellow dot and he forced the airplane onto the runway at too fast of an airspeed. The airplane bounced two or three times and traveled off the right side of the runway/taxiway into the grass where it contacted a taxiway light. The pilot stated the brakes were ineffective due to the speed and the grass. The airplane continued across a service road where it contacted six heavy military vehicles that were among a row of parked vehicles. Both wings and the firewall were substantially damaged. The pilot stated there was nothing mechanically wrong with the airplane.
FAA IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 339PB Make/Model: MO20 Description: M20J Date: 07/21/2012 Time: 2116 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: Minor Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Unknown LOCATION City: OSHKOSH State: WI Country: US DESCRIPTION DURING LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. OSHKOSH, WI INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: 1 # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 2 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Unknown Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: MILWAUKEE, WI (GL13) Entry date: 07/23/2012
The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says a plane crashed Saturday afternoon while arriving at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh.
The department says a descending plane hit some parked trucks on the airport grounds just before 4:30 p.m.
It says both the pilot and his passenger were transferred to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Oshkosh - A plane crashed while arriving Saturday at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department.
The department said a descending plane hit some parked trucks on the airport grounds just before 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The pilot and his passenger were transferred to an area hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.