Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mooney M20C, N9303V, registered to Badger Flyers Inc: Accident occurred July 15, 2017 at Washington Island Airport (2P2), Wisconsin

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N9303V



Location:  Washington Island, WI
Accident Number: GAA17CA412
Date & Time: 07/15/2017, 1130 CDT
Registration: N9303V
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

Analysis

During the final approach for landing, the airplane was too low and struck trees short of the runway threshold, spun about 180° then impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot failed to submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report. 

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain a proper approach path, which resulted in impact with trees.

Findings

Aircraft
Descent/approach/glide path - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Tree(s) - Effect on operation

Factual Information

History of Flight

Approach-VFR pattern final
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)


 Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 76, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:



Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: MOONEY
Registration: N9303V
Model/Series: M20C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 690087
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2575 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-360
Registered Owner: BADGER FLYERS INC.
Rated Power:  hp
Operator: BADGER FLYERS INC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KESC, 594 ft msl
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 342°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 15°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 18 knots, 250°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Washington Island, WI (2P2)
Type of Clearance:  Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: WASHINGTON ISLAND (2P2)
Runway Surface Type: Unknown
Airport Elevation: 652 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2250 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  45.387778, -86.922778 (est)

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N9303V

Location:  Washington Island, WI
Accident Number: GAA17CA412
Date & Time: 07/15/2017, 1130 CDT
Registration: N9303V
Aircraft: MOONEY M20C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

During the final approach for landing, the airplane was too low and struck trees short of the runway threshold, spun about 180° then impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and fuselage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot failed to submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/ Operator Aircraft Accident/ Incident Report. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 76, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 04/24/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: MOONEY
Registration: N9303V
Model/Series: M20C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 690087
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2575 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-360
Registered Owner: BADGER FLYERS INC.
Rated Power:  hp
Operator: BADGER FLYERS INC.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KESC, 594 ft msl
Observation Time: 1456 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 342°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 15°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 14 knots/ 18 knots, 250°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 30.03 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point:
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Washington Island, WI (2P2)
Type of Clearance:  Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G 

Airport Information

Airport: WASHINGTON ISLAND (2P2)
Runway Surface Type: Unknown
Airport Elevation: 652 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Unknown
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2250 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:  45.387778, -86.922778 (est)



WASHINGTON ISLAND (WLUK) -- Two people were able to walk away from a plane this morning on Washington Island, according to a former fire chief with the Washington Island Fire Department.

Officials say a 4-seater Mooney airplane came in low and slow into the airport around 11 Saturday morning. That's when it caught an air pocket and crashed just beyond the runway behind a row of trees.

Authorities say there were only 2 people on board and they received minor injuries and were treated on scene.

The plane is a total loss.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office says it will not be releasing any further information until Monday.

http://fox11online.com



WASHINGTON ISLAND - A single-engine plane crashed at 11:35 a.m. Saturday during the 64th Annual Washington Island Lions Club Fly-in Fish Boil. 

There were no injuries but the plane "is a total loss" after it clipped a tree as the pilot was approaching the runway to land at the Washington Island Airport, said Fire Chief Paul Swanson.

There were two people in the plane and their identities were not available.

About 100 planes were at the airport with hundreds of people gathered for the annual fly-in, Swanson said.

"Door County EMS and a fire department crew were on site when it happened," Swanson said. The Washington Island Police Department also was stationed at the airport for the event.

Every year, first responders and medical personnel are stationed at the airport for the fly-in event, he said. 

The annual fly-in fish boil raises funds for the Lions Club that sponsors several community service projects on Washington Island.

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com


WASHINGTON ISLAND, Wis. (WBAY) -- A small plane crashed on Washington Island late Saturday morning.

According to the Washington Island Fire Chief, the single engine Mooney was attempting to land around 11:30 a.m when it came in low, clipping some trees which caused the plane to crash.

The pilot and one passenger were in the plane at the time and suffered minor injuries. Officials say they refused medical help.

The plane is a total loss.

The fire chief said the Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash on Sunday.

The two people were flying into Washington Island for the annual Fly-In-Fish Boil.

Between 100 and 150 planes are expected on the island for the weekend event.

http://www.wbay.com

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