Monday, December 27, 2021

Mooney M20K, N231LG: Incidents December 24, 2021 and May 10, 2016

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Washington, District of Columbia

December 24, 2021:  Aircraft landed gear up at Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV), Frederick County, Virginia.

Date: 24-DEC-21
Time: 19:30:00Z
Regis#: N231LG
Aircraft Make: MOONEY
Aircraft Model: M20K
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: Virginia 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Long Beach, California

May 10, 2016:  Aircraft while on ramp, engine caught fire, extinguished, no injuries at John Wayne/Orange County Airport (KSNA), Santa Ana, California.

W A B Enterprises Inc

Date:  10-MAY-16
Time:  18:20:00Z
Regis#:  N231LG
Aircraft Make:  MOONEY
Aircraft Model:  M20K
Event Type:  Incident
Highest Injury:  None
Damage:  Unknown
Flight Phase:  STANDING (STD)
State:  California

AIRCRAFT: 1981 Mooney M20K, N231LG, S/N 25-0296

ENGINE(S) - M&M, S/N:  Continental TSIO-360-MB, S/N 1317174

PROPELLER(S) – M&M, S/N:  McCauley 2A34C221-B/90DHC-16E, S/N 902076

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):
ENGINE:   TT: 2,756 (estimated)  TSMO: 922 (estimated)

PROPELLER:   TT: 2,195 (estimated)  TSOH: 611 (estimated)           

AIRFRAME:    TT: 2,207 (estimated)             

OTHER EQUIPMENT:   Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel, Garmin GNS 530, Garmin GNS 430, Garmin GTX 327 Transponder, Insight SF-2000 Strikefinder, Century 41 Autopilot, EDM 800 Engine Monitor, Hoskins FT 101 Fuel Flow Indicator.

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Exterior fire during attempted engine start; fire spread into right side of interior.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Moderate soot covering right side cowl & wing root; Fire damages to right front & rear seat & right side carpet; fire damage to right door inside trim; side windows broken out by fire department; headliner removed by fire personnel; baggage door skin cut by fire personnel; dry chemical fire extinguishing agent and foam sprayed into interior and instrument panel; instrument panel and avionics have streaks from foam & dry chemical running down panel face.      

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:   John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, CA 

REMARKS: Aircraft is intact & tied-down on ramp   

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