Friday, May 04, 2018

Mooney M20K, N231JD: Accident occurred June 11, 2017 at Mid Valley Airpark (E98), Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Albuquerque, New Mexico

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

Location: Los Lunas, NM
Accident Number: GAA17CA580
Date & Time: 06/11/2017, 1945 CST
Registration: N231JD
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

According to the pilot, during a night approach he realized that the airplane was short of the runway and applied power. The airplane rolled to the left and impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge of the right wing.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 70, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/06/2017
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/15/2017
Flight Time: (Estimated) 1219 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53 hours (Total, this make and model), 1124 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: MOONEY AIRCRAFT CORP.
Registration: N231JD
Model/Series: M20K NO SERIES
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 25-0070
Landing Gear Type: Retractable - Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 05/22/2017, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 3368 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1387 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: CONT MOTOR
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: TSIO-360-GB1
Registered Owner: On file
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: ABQ, 5314 ft msl
Observation Time: 0052 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 18 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 21°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / -17°C
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 16 knots, 190°
Visibility (RVR):
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV):
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Benson, AZ (E95)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Los Lunas, NM (E98)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1650 MST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 4835 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 18
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 4332 ft / 37 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Traffic Pattern 

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:  34.761111, -106.745000 (est)

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