Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2007 Issue

August 14, 2007, Wichita, Kan., Mooney M20R

At approximately 1310 central time the airplane sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain following a loss of control during landing. The private pilot and airline transport pilot-rated passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated by the Mooney Airplane Company. Visual conditions prevailed. At touchdown, the airplane bounced and the pilot "felt it was hard." The pilot then applied full throttle in an attempt to execute a go-around but there was "no power response from the aircraft." Subsequently, the airplane drifted to the right, contacted the grass between the runway and taxiway, and came to rest on the side of the taxiway. The pilot reported the wind was from 220 degrees at 10 knots and the temperature was greater than 90 deg. F.

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