Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2004 Issue

July 06, 2004, Hailey, Idaho / Mooney M20R

The airplane was substantially damaged following a loss of control while landing at the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) in Hailey, Idaho, at about 1542 local time. The Private pilot and sole occupant was not injured. The pilot subsequently reported that, while on approach to Runway 31, he was keeping his speed up and “landed hot” due to a jet which was behind him. The pilot stated that he initially touched down in the first 300 feet of the available runway, but bounced twice. The pilot further stated, “I didn’t like the landing and decided to go around.” The pilot reported that after the second bounce, and while still airborne, he added full power, “...but nothing happened. There was no acce...

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