July 06, Leadville, Colo. / Mooney M20J


At 1245 mountain time, a Mooney, M20J was damaged when it struck the ground after takeoff from Lake County Airport. The pilot was seriously injured. The pilot said he was departing for Sedona, Ariz., but the engine was not generating enough power for takeoff and the airplane went off at the end of runway 16. The empennage separated when the airplane collided with terrain.


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