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

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Irving, Texas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: 

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, inclu
ding, 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.

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