Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2010 Issue

September 21, 2010, Visalia, Calif., Mooney M20C

At about 0940 Pacific time, the airplane experienced a partial loss of engine power seconds after taking off. The pilot reversed course and made a forced landing back at the airport. The airplane touched down hard and came to rest with a collapsed nose gear and a broken wing. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

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