Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Mooney M20J, N9201A and Mooney M20U Ovation Ultra, N197CV: Incident occurred July 21, 2019 near Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this incident.

Additional Participating Entity:

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Milwaukee, Wisconsin

N9201A Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N9201A

Location: Oshkosh, WI 

Incident Number: CEN19IA234A
Date & Time: 07/21/2019, 1000 CDT
Registration: N9201A
Aircraft: Mooney M20J
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On July 21, 2019, about 1000 central daylight time, a Mooney M20J airplane, N9201A, and a Mooney M20U, N197CV, collided in flight while flying in formation for a mass arrival at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Both airplanes sustained minor damage. Neither pilot nor their passengers were injured. The personal flights were conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for either flight. Both airplanes departed Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field (KMSN), Madison, Wisconsin, and were en route to KOSH.


According to the pilots of the two airplanes, they were flying in formation and were encountering turbulence related to wake vortices. The two airplanes were maneuvering to join the formation of another two-ship flight when the right wingtip of N9201A collided with the rudder of N197CV. Both airplanes landed without further incident and were unaware of the collision until after they landed.


Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information


Aircraft Make: Mooney

Registration: N9201A
Model/Series: M20J No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan


Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions

Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOSH
Observation Time: 0953 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Madison, WI (KMSN)
Destination: Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)

Wreckage and Impact Information


Crew Injuries: 1 None

Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

N197CV Aviation Incident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


https://registry.faa.gov/N197CV


Location: Oshkosh, WI
Incident Number: CEN19IA234B
Date & Time: 07/21/2019, 1000 CDT
Registration: N197CV
Aircraft: MOONEY M20U
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On July 21, 2019, about 1000 central daylight time, a Mooney M20J airplane, N9201A, and a Mooney M20U, N197CV, collided in flight while flying in formation for a mass arrival at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Both airplanes sustained minor damage. Neither pilot nor their passengers were injured. The personal flights were conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for either flight. Both airplanes departed Dane County Regional Airport - Truax Field (KMSN), Madison, Wisconsin, and were en route to KOSH.

According to the pilots of the two airplanes, they were flying in formation and were encountering turbulence related to wake vortices. The two airplanes were maneuvering to join the formation of another two-ship flight when the right wingtip of N9201A collided with the rudder of N197CV. Both airplanes landed without further incident and were unaware of the collision until after they landed.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Registration: N197CV
Model/Series: M20U
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KOSH
Observation Time: 0953 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 30°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.01 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: VFR
Departure Point: Madison, WI (KMSN)
Destination: Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Minor
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude:

4 comments:

Jim said...

The Mooney caravan page shows N9201A as lead. Wonder how N197CV ended up in front.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if a "photo op" might have been a contributing cause

Anonymous said...

Inadequate training, practice, experience.
Inadequate training, practice, experience.
Inadequate training, practice, experience.
These guys insist that they do things right but their results tells the real story.

Kevin said...

It’s very easy for “Anonymous” people to post stupid ass comments criticizing other pilots. You were not in the air in those aircraft and you don’t know the training of the two pilots. Most of us have prayed for the scud runners who take off in borderline IMC right in front of us.... but to post comments criticizing fellow pilots that you don’t know is total Jackassery by YOU