Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2009 Issue

July 2, 2009, Steamboat Springs, Colo., Mooney M20

Prior to departing on a cross country, the private pilot remained in the traffic pattern for a touch-and-go landing. The airplane crossed 30 feet above the runway "numbers" at 67 to 68 knots. The pilot reduced engine power for the landing and the airplane stalled at approximately 7 to 10 feet above the runway. After experiencing a hard landing, the airplane bounced back into the air and the pilot elected to perform a go-around.

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