Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mooney M20F Executive 21, N3386X: Accident occurred May 01, 2016 near Air Park-Dallas Airport (F69), Dallas, Texas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary -  National Transportation Safety Board:

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Irving, Texas 

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA218
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 2016 in Plano, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/14/2016
Aircraft: MOONEY M20, registration: N3386X
Injuries: 2 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that when he aborted the landing due to gusty wind conditions, the airplane drifted to the left of the runway and impacted a fence. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings. 

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the aborted landing in gusty wind conditions, which resulted in a collision with a fence.

PLANO, TX -- A small plane made an emergency landing in a Plano yard late Sunday morning. 

According to the Plano police department, the incident happened around 11:23 a.m. in the 1900 block of Airpark Lane.  

The scene is near Air Park-Dallas Airport.

The plane crashed through a fence and came to rest in a yard.  

There were no reported injuries.

Original article can be found here:

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating why a plane made a hard landing in a backyard in Plano Sunday.

The FAA says a Mooney M20 was traveling from Lubbock to Air Park-Dallas Airport in Collin County.

The Texas Department of Public safety says the pilot, realizing he was coming in too fast for landing attempted a touch and go, but instead veered to the left.

DPS troopers say the plane went through a fence and came to a stop in a backyard in the 6300 block of Douglas Street.

Neither the pilot, his passenger or anyone outside the plane was injured. The FAA is investigating.

Original article can be found here:

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