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N231JD accident description

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Crash location 34.761111°N, 106.745000°W
Nearest city Los Lunas, NM
34.806166°N, 106.733360°W
3.2 miles away
Tail number N231JD
Accident date 06 Nov 2017
Aircraft type Mooney Aircraft CORP. M20K
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the pilot, during a night approach he realized that the airplane was short of the runway and applied power. The airplane rolled to the left and impacted the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the leading edge of the right wing.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the bi-plane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s improper glidepath during a night approach, which resulted in impact with terrain short of the runway.

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