Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2010 Issue

May 7, 2010, Benton, Ark., Mooney M-20G

The airplane sustained substantial damage at approximately 1905 Central time following a loss of directional control and subsequent impact with terrain during initial takeoff. The private pilot and two passengers were not injured. Visual conditions prevailed. According to the pilot, the airplane was lifted off at 65 knots and was accelerating to 75 knots when it began an uncommanded right yaw.

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