Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Mooney M20M Bravo, N1031M: Accident occurred November 18, 2019 at College Park Airport (KCGS), Prince George's County, Maryland

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baltimore, Maryland

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N1031M


Location: College Park, MD
Accident Number: ERA20LA038
Date & Time: 11/18/2019, 1625 EST
Registration: N1031M
Aircraft: Mooney M20M
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

On November 18, 2019, about 1625 eastern standard time, a Mooney M20M, N1031M, was substantially damaged during a rejected landing at College Park Airport (CGS), College Park, Maryland. The private pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Morris Municipal Airport (C09), Morris, Illinois, about 1215 central standard time.

The pilot reported that during approach to runway 15, a 2,607-ft-long, 60-ft-wide, asphalt runway, the winds were variable, but light. The airplane cleared the trees at the approach end and descended to the touchdown point. At that point, the pilot reduced engine power and flared the airplane, but it bounced from what seemed like an unexpected and excessive sink rate. Upon the bounce, the pilot initiated a go-around by applying full engine power and remaining in ground effect. He did not retract the landing gear because he saw no indication of climb and did not engage the flap switch over concern that the flaps would retract past the takeoff setting and reduce lift. After a few seconds in ground effect with no climb and realizing remaining runway was limited, he set the airplane down to the left of the runway. The airplane then struck a perimeter fence with the left wing, then head on, before spinning 90° and resulting in the right wing colliding with the fence before the airplane came rest upright.

The recorded weather at CGS, at 1615, was: wind from 250° at 5 knots; visibility 10 miles; scattered clouds at 2,700 ft; temperature 8° C; dew point 2° C; altimeter 29.75 inches of mercury.

The wreckage was retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney
Registration: N1031M
Model/Series: M20M 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: CGS, 48 ft msl
Observation Time: 1615 EST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 8°C / 2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2700 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 250°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.75 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: IFR
Departure Point: Morris, IL (C09)
Destination: College Park, MD (CGS)

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 38.980556, -76.922222 (est) 

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