Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2002 Issue

October 31, Buckhannon, W.V. / Mooney Eagle

At about 18:30 eastern time, a Mooney M20S was damaged in a landing at Upshur County Regional Airport. The flight instructor, pilot and two passengers were not injured. The CFI said he had been giving the pilot instruction toward an instrument rating in a Cessna 172, but the pilot also wanted to get some dual instruction in his new Mooney. The two planned to fly from Clarksburg, W.Va, to Lewisburg, to pick up passengers, take them to Buckhannon, then return to Clarskburg. Arriving at Lewisburg, the pilot in the left seat asked the flight instructor in the right seat to make the landing. Arriving at Buckhannon, the pilot again asked the instructor to make the landing. The instructor flared th...

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