AIRCRAFT: 1975 Mooney M20F SN# 22-1258 N6865V
ENGINE: Lycoming IO-360-A1A SN# L-2354-51A
PROPELLER: Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497
APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):
ENGINE: 5,571.4 TT 717.0 SMOH 10/15/2008 by Custom Airmotive, Tulsa OK
PROPELLER: Undetermined from logs but appears installed at same time as engine OH (717 TT est.)
AIRFRAME: 7,427.5 TT
OTHER EQUIPMENT: Narco Audio panel, KX155, KR87, KT-76, Garmin GNC 300, JPI EDM700
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On 8/7 during attempted takeoff at Pine Bluffs, WY aircraft departed runway collapsing gear with sudden stoppage.
DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Propeller bent, sudden engine stoppage, all three gear damaged, wing wrinkled, fuselage buckled, tail damaged, flight controls damaged.
LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Beegles Aircraft in Greeley, CO
REMARKS: Aircraft dismantled for transport and storage. Avionics with aircraft, adjuster has logs.
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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Casper FSFO-04
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20F
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
City: PINE BLUFF
AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A DITCH, PINE BLUFF, WYOMING.
This small airplane crashed landed at the Pine Bluffs Airport last Sunday. No one was injured.
At 12:41 p.m. this past Sunday, Laramie County Fire District #5, as well as Pine Bluffs EMS and Pine Bluffs Police responded to a crashed plane at the Pine Bluffs Airport.
According to Jerry Lamb with LCFD5, the belly-landing crash was the result of operator error.
No injuries were reported.
The pilot, whose name was not available, was the lone occupant of the aircraft.