Monday, September 11, 2017

Mooney M20J 201, N1161Z, Southpoint Aviation LLC: Accident occurred September 09, 2017 at Lyons Landing Airport (5GA2), Whitesburg, Carroll County, Georgia

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Atlanta, Georgia

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

Southpoint Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N1161Z

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA535
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 09, 2017 in Whitesburg, GA
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N1161Z
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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, during the approach to land, on a down-sloped, grass runway, the airplane was "a little high." He added that, he attempted to land short of a rise in the runway, which resulted in a hard landing followed by a bounce. After the airplane settled back on the runway, "[he] believed we [the airplane] could still stop in time." He applied the brakes, but the airplane failed to slow, and he attempted to skid the airplane sideways "with little effect." As the airplane went over another rise in the runway it floated off the ground. Subsequently, the airplane came to rest in the trees beyond the end of the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings.

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

The pilot reported the weather at the accident site, about the time of the accident was, wind from 105° gusting 10 to 15 knots. The pilot landed on runway 27.


An automated weather observation system about 13 nautical miles from the accident site reported, about the time of the accident, the wind was 070° at 8 knots.

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