Accident Mooney M20C Ranger CX-BBD, Wednesday 4 November 2020
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Date:Wednesday 4 November 2020
Time:17:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20C Ranger
Registration: CX-BBD
MSN: 2354
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ángel S. Adami Airport (SUAA), Melilla -   Uruguay
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Montevideo-Angel S Adami Airport (SUAA)
Destination airport:Montevideo-Angel S Adami Airport (SUAA)
Investigating agency: CIAIA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was performing a local training flight at Ángel S. Adami Airport (SUAA), Uruguay. In the landing circuit, the pilot was required to increase engine power at the base leg of the pattern. The engine did not respond.
With the remaining speed available, the aircraft approached an unprepared area, grazing the top of some fruit trees located on the landing line.
The aircraft struck an apple tree with its left wing, uprooting it. The aircraft struck uneven terrain and spun before coming to a stop.
The pilot and his two passengers evacuated the aircraft unharmed and under their own power.

Probable cause:
Lack of fuel at time of engine need.
Contributing factors:
Being in a visual rectangular traffic position where he needed engine to get to the runway.
Endemic causes:
Lack of knowledge and lack of training on the aircraft by the pilot.
Lack of awareness in the performance of maintenance work by the OMA.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CIAIA
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

05-Nov-2020 06:39 poxipol Added
05-Nov-2020 06:39 harro Updated [Narrative]
05-Nov-2020 06:48 gerard57 Updated [Country]
05-Nov-2020 09:13 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2020 21:20 Captain Adam Updated [Narrative]
01-Apr-2022 19:58 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Narrative, Accident report]

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