Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2011 Issue

July 18, 2011, Augusta, Ga., Mooney M20K

The airplane collided with the ground shortly after takeoff at about 1225 Eastern time. The solo private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane came to rest on airport property and was substantially damaged. Visual conditions prevailed. The pilot had a gear-up landing accident with the same airplane on April 11, 2011.

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