Barefoot Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N6371Q
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Little Rock FSDO-11
NTSB Identification: CEN16LA200
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, May 05, 2016 in Little Rock, AR
Aircraft: MOONEY M20, registration: N6371Q
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
On May 13, 2016, about 1030 central daylight time, a Mooney M20F airplane, N6371Q, conducted a forced landing after departing the North Little Rock Municipal airport, near Little Rock, Arkansas. The private rated pilot and passenger were not injured, and the airplane was substantially damaged during the accident. The airplane was registered to and operated by Barefoot Aviation LLC, Little Rock, Arkansas, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.
The pilot reported to the responding FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) inspector, that during takeoff, about the time he retracted the landing gear, the engine started to "sputter". The pilot lowered the landing gear and tried to stop on the remaining runway. However, the airplane landed hard on the nose gear, the nose gear collapsed, and the airplane came to stop just off the end of the runway.
The airplane sustained damage to the nose of airplane, including substantial damage to the firewall.