Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2010 Issue

August 8, 2010, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mooney M20M

The pilot stated he received an IFR clearance for a night GPS approach at his destination airport. Upon reaching the final approach fix, he turned on the landing lights, lowered the landing gear and extended the flaps to the full-down position. He observed both alternator lights flicker, then remain illuminated. He continued the approach and flared the airplane higher than normal

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