On February 8, 2015, about 0845 UTC, a Mooney M20F, French registration F-BOLV, owned and operated by Chateau Avia Aero Club and piloted by a private individual, was substantially damaged when the landing gear collapsed during landing at the Avignon-Provence Airport (LFMV), Avignon, France. The pilot was not injured. The passenger on board sustained minor injuries. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the foreign, non-scheduled, local personal flight which originated at LFMV. During the flight, the airplane experienced an in-flight electrical failure. The pilot performed the emergency landing gear extension procedure; however, the landing gear did not lock in place. During the subsequent landing at LFMV, the landing gear collapsed. A post-accident examination of the airplane showed substantial structural damage to the lower fuselage and damage to the propeller. This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the government of France. Any further information regarding the investigation can be obtained from: Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses (BEA) Zone Sud – Batiment 153 10 rue de Paris Aeroport du Bourget 93352 Le Bourget Cedex France Telephone: +33 1 49 92 72 00 Facsimile: +33 1 49 92 72 03 www.bea.aero This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the BEA of France. The National Transportation Safety Board was made aware of the accident on January 21, 2016, when the BEA of France reported it and requested the assistance of a U. S. Accredited Representative and the airplane manufacturer.
Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database
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