Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2011 Issue

December 22, 2010, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mooney M20E

At 1159 Mountain time, the airplane impacted terrain following a missed approach. The commercial pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. Instrument conditions prevailed. After being vectored for an ILS approach, the pilot reported going missed approach at 1158:27; the airplane disappeared from radar about 1159. The wreckage was located about .1 mile south of the runway’s approach end and about 400 feet east of the runway centerline.

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