Accident Mooney M20J 205 MSE F-OIAT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231914
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Date:Saturday 4 January 2020
Time:01:09 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20J 205 MSE
Registration: F-OIAT
MSN: 24-3370
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hnatalo, Lifou -   New Caledonia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Lifou Airport (LIF/NWWL)
Destination airport:Lifou Airport (LIF/NWWL)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot and passengers improvised a quick night VFR flight, after spending part of the evening together. Climbing after takeoff from runway 12, a left turn to the north quickly deprived the pilot of any external visual reference.
Given the height acquired during this turn after takeoff, it is probable that the airplane stalled asymmetrically due to inadequate attitude management. The height reached did not allow the pilot to regain control of the airplane. According to eyewitness accounts, it is possible that the pilot reduced engine power shortly before the collision with the ground.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report




Photo: BEA


Revision history:

03-Jan-2020 23:12 gerard57 Added
04-Jan-2020 00:11 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source]
04-Jan-2020 00:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 00:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 00:36 Iceman 29 Updated [Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 01:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 06:21 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Jan-2020 10:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 10:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
05-Jan-2020 18:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Embed code]
06-Jan-2020 10:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Source, Embed code]
06-Jan-2020 11:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Photo]
06-Jan-2020 17:53 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
12-Dec-2020 16:01 harro Updated [Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, Photo]
12-Dec-2020 16:03 harro Updated [Embed code, Photo]
02-Feb-2022 13:21 harro Updated [Accident report]
17-Mar-2022 19:39 PolandMoment Updated [Narrative]

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