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Mooney M20J, N201VJ: Accident occurred February 09, 2022 at Paradise Skypark Airport (CA92), Butte County, California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Sacramento, California

Location: Paradise, California 
Accident Number: WPR22LA097
Date and Time: February 9, 2022, 09:30 Local
Registration: N201VJ
Aircraft: Mooney M20J
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Mooney 
Registration: N201VJ
Model/Series: M20J 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 39.705681,-121.61675 

BUTTE VALLEY, California — A pilot suffered minor injuries when the small plane they were flying crashed in Butte County Wednesday morning, according to the Cal Fire Butte unit.

The crash happened at the Paradise Skypark airport in Paradise around 9:45 a.m., officials said. The plane crashed short of the runway while it was landing, the FAA told KCRA 3.

The pilot was the only person in the plane, officials said. No other details were released on the pilot.

The plane was a Mooney M20J, according to the FAA.

The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.

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