Accident Mooney M20S Eagle N2184N,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 268811
 
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Date:Monday 1 January 2001
Time:12:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20S Eagle
Owner/operator:
Registration: N2184N
MSN: 30-0039
Year of manufacture:1999
Total airframe hrs:160 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550-G6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Port Huron, Michigan -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:DETROIT, MI (DET)
Destination airport:Port Huron, MI (PHN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
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:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI01LA061
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB CHI01LA061

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
20 September 2008 N2184N C 0 New Castle, PA sub

Revision history:

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