Accident Mooney M-18C Mite N201MM, Thursday 25 May 2023
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Date:Thursday 25 May 2023
Type:Mooney M-18C Mite
Registration: N201MM
MSN: 357
Year of manufacture:1955
Total airframe hrs:1018 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Napa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Haigh Field Airport, CA (O37)
Destination airport:Napa County Airport, CA (APC/KAPC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On May 25, 2023, about 1846 Pacific daylight time, a Mooney M-18C, N201MM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Napa, California. The sole occupant onboard sustained minor injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

The pilot reported that he departed Ed Carlson Memorial Field - South Lewis County Airport (KTDO), Toledo, Washington, for a multi-leg cross-country flight destined for Napa County Airport (KAPC). During the approach to land at KAPC, about 8 miles north of the airport, about 3000 ft above the ground, the engine lost all power. The pilot cycled the engine throttle control to full, but the engine did not restart, and the propeller continued to windmill. He then declared an emergency and initiated a force landing onto an open field about 5 miles north of runway 19R. During the landing roll, the left wing struck a large rock and came to rest nose down.

The airplane and engine were recovered to a secured facility for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR23LA202
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report





Revision history:

26-May-2023 05:40 harro Added
26-May-2023 05:41 harro Updated
12-Jun-2023 20:31 Captain Adam Updated

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