Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Mooney M20J, N3201L: Accident occurred November 25, 2019 at Brazil Clay County Airport (0I2), Indiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Indianapolis

Aircraft was started and crashed into the hangar and another aircraft.

https://registry.faa.gov/N3201L

Date: 25-NOV-19
Time: 16:30:00Z
Regis#: N3201L
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20J
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: STANDING (STD)
Operation: 91
City: BRAZIL
State: INDIANA

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hand prop?

Unknown said...

Airplane shares?

Anonymous said...

I doubt it was hand propping. More likely complete brake failure or possibly the seat rolled back out of lock and the pilot lost reach of any of the controls - a nightmare scenario. At least with a brake failure you can kill the engine and try the parking brake (and at the very least still steer away from hitting something).

Anonymous said...

Mooney closes its Kerrville aviation headquarters and plant ... all Mooney employees have been furloughed.

https://www.expressnews.com/business/local/article/Mooney-closes-its-Kerrville-aviation-headquarters-14864500.php

Jim said...

The brakes are the brakes in a Mooney. The parking brake is not separate.