The pilot reported that during the first landing attempt at the airport in Holly Ridge, N.C., the Mooney M20TN was too fast, so he performed a go-around.
During his second attempt, he descended and touched down on the runway, however, he overshot his intended landing spot.
He added that he did not believe a safe go-around could be performed after the touchdown, so he decided to continue the landing roll and applied max braking, however, the airplane overran the end of the runway and hit mower equipment located to the right of the runway.
The left wing sustained substantial damage.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to perform a go-around during an unstable approach to land which resulted in a landing area overshoot and a subsequent runway excursion.
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This December 2020 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.