Accident Mooney M20F ZS-EUC,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 283862
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Date:Thursday 24 February 2022
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20F
Registration: ZS-EUC
MSN: 67-0330
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Naverone private airstrip -   South Africa
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lake Naverone Airfield
Destination airport:Hoedspruit Airport (FAHT)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that during take-off he experienced a partial power loss, he elected execute a forced landing back onto the runway. During the forced landing the aircraft’s wing made contact with bushes before it collided with the fence before and came to a halt in a dense bush. Both occupants evacuated the aircraft without any assistance with no injuries sustained.

Probable Cause
It is likely that the pilot lost directional control of the aircraft which drifted off to the left-side of the runway where it eventually collided with the barbed wire fence.

Contributing factor:
The pilot did not compensate for the nose-high attitude, which caused the aircraft to prematurely get
airborne and stall.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

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