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N201LE accident description

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Crash location 38.661944°N, 90.653333°W
Nearest city Chesterfield, MO
38.663108°N, 90.577067°W
4.1 miles away
Tail number N201LE
Accident date 08 Aug 2007
Aircraft type Mooney M20J
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The airplane received substantial damage to the wing ribs when it departed a taxiway and struck an airport sign. The pilot reported that he was anxious to clear the runway after landing on runway 26L since he knew that another airplane was behind him for landing. He exited the runway at the first available taxiway. He reported that he thought the taxiway intersected the runway at a 90-degree angle, but it actually was a high-speed taxiway for landing aircraft from the opposite direction on runway 8R. He reported that the airplane departed the taxiway and struck the airport sign.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot failed to maintain directional control while taxiing after landing. A factor was the runway sign.

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