June 10, 2004, Golden, Mo. / Mooney M20C


The Mooney sustained substantial damage during a landing on Runway 9 at the Table Rock Airport (MO32), Golden, Mo. The Private pilot was seriously injured. In a written report, the pilot stated that the airplane began to drift sharply to the left as it crossed the runway end about 20 to 30 feet agl. The pilot stated, I dipped my right wing, applied full right rudder and I applied full power intending to go around. About the time I started to climb out my left wing and then the prop hit the branches of a couple of trees approximately 70 [feet] left of the runway. I remember seeing the prop bending just before the plane nose dived to the ground and settled right side up facing the opposite direction of my intended landing.


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