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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268811
Last updated: 12 November 2021
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Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20S
Registration: N2184N
MSN: 30-0039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Port Huron, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:DETROIT, MI (DET)
Destination airport:Port Huron, MI (PHN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane contacted a snow bank on the side of the runway during landing. The landing was being made on runway 04 (5,103 feet by 100 feet). The pilot reported the winds were from the northwest at 10 knots and that a "minimal" crosswind correction was required on final approach. He continued to report that just prior to touchdown while 2 feet above the runway "…a significant gust ballooned the aircraft 5-6 ft. above the runway where the aircraft stalled and began to settle abruptly with a nose high attitude." The pilot added power in an attempt to recover, however, the airplane traveled to the right side of the runway where it contacted a snow bank and spun around prior to coming to rest. The local weather observation, taken 5 minutes prior to the accident, reported winds from 270 degrees at 11 knots, gusting to 18 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot failed to maintain directional control of the airplane and the runway selected resulted in a tailwind condition. Factors associated with the accident were the gusty crosswind and the snow bank.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
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20 Sep 2008 N2184N C 0 New Castle, PA sub


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15-Oct-2021 12:09 ASN Update Bot Added

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