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N3911N accident description

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Crash location 31.611944°N, 93.676945°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Golden, MO
36.524235°N, 93.653803°W
339.4 miles away
Tail number N3911N
Accident date 10 Jun 2004
Aircraft type Mooney M20C
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 10, 2004, about 1800 central daylight time, a Mooney M20C, N3911N, piloted by a private pilot, sustained substantial damage during landing on runway 9 (2,325 feet by 100 feet, concrete), at the Table Rock Airport (MO32), Golden, Missouri. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions without a flight plan. The pilot was seriously injured. The flight originated from the M Graham Clark Airport, Point Lookout, Missouri, about 10 minutes prior to the accident. MO32 was the intended destination.

In a written report, the pilot stated that as he crossed the runway end about 20 to 30 feet above ground level, the airplane began to drift sharply to the left. The pilot stated, "I dipped my right wing, applied full right rudder and I applied full power intending to go around. About the time I started to climb out my left wing and then the prop hit the branches of a couple of trees approximately 70 [feet] left of the runway. I remember seeing the prop bending just before the plane nose dived to the ground and settled right side up facing the opposite direction of my intended landing..."

The pilot listed no mechanical difficulties with regard to the airplane or it's systems, and none were found during the postaccident examination by Federal Aviation Administration representatives.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control and his failure to maintain clearance from the trees. The trees were a contributing factor.

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