Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mooney M20R Ovation, N9159Q: Incident occurred October 12, 2019 at Smyrna Airport (KMQY), Rutherford County, Tennessee

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville

Aircraft nose gear detached and was found on the runway.

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https://registry.faa.gov/N9159Q

Date: 12-OCT-19
Time: 20:09:00Z
Regis#: N9159Q
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: SMYRNA
State: TENNESSEE




SMYRNA, Tennessee (WSMV) - A small plane had to make an emergency landing at the Smyrna Airport early Saturday evening due to mechanical issues. 

The plane ended up circling the Smyrna Airport for nearly an hour and half in order to burn off fuel. 

The mechanical problem was with the nose landing gear. 

The gear would not come down.

 The pilot was forced to land the plane with only the back landing gear. 

After touching down, the plane lunged forward coming to a quick stop.

The pilot is fine. 

Smyrna Airport emergency officials were on standby in case of emergency.

Story and video ➤ https://www.wsmv.com

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