Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mooney M20R Ovation, N57GX, William M. Powell Inc: Accident occurred July 14, 2017 at Venice Municipal Airport (KVNC), Sarasota County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

William M. Powell Inc:

NTSB Identification: ERA17CA244
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 14, 2017 in Venice, FL
Aircraft: MOONEY M20R, registration: N57GX

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

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway into a ditch.

Date: 14-JUL-17
Time: 14:30:00Z
Regis#: N57GX
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

VENICE — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident involving a small airplane Friday morning at Venice Municipal Airport.

Venice Airport Director Mark Cervasio said a male student pilot and a female instructor had taken off earlier in the day from Page Field in Fort Myers. As the student attempted to land at around 10:40 a.m., he encountered a crosswind and lost control of the plane, according to the instructor, who then took control of the aircraft.

The airplane, a Mooney Ovation2, ended up in a drainage ditch near midfield with damage to the nose gear and propeller. There were no injuries.

The aircraft is in a secured hangar at the airport until the FAA’s Flight Standards District Office out of Tampa completes its investigation.

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