Accident Mooney M20K N305NH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356335
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Date:Thursday 9 January 1997
Time:14:33 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20K
Registration: N305NH
MSN: 25-0718
Total airframe hrs:1315 hours
Engine model:Continental TSIO-520-NB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Van Nuys, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Las Vegas, NV (KLAS)
Destination airport:(KVNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft veered off runway 16R during the landing rollout, and collided with a runway sign. The pilot reported that 'there were no apparent mechanical problems with the aircraft and that weather was not a factor.' He stated that after touchdown, the aircraft immediately veered to the left. He applied right rudder, but the aircraft did not respond, and it veered off the runway into the grass. The aircraft was examined by an FAA airworthiness inspector, who reported that the brakes were in normal condition with adequate life left on the linings. Both brakes functioned properly when the brake pedals were depressed, and the nose gear steering mechanism was intact and functioned properly.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the aircraft during landing rollout.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX97LA085
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report




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