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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 239105
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:02-FEB-2020
Time:12:55
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Maule M-7-260
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N309MA
C/n / msn: 26002C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Manchester, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT/KMHT)
Destination airport:Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT/KMHT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during a crosswind landing, the airplane bounced and veered left. The right wing struck the runway, and the airplane then ground looped to the left. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare in crosswind conditions, which resulted in a bounced landing, and his subsequent failure to maintain directional control, which resulted in a ground-loop. 

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200210X75757&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2020 08:00 ASN Update Bot Added
05-Aug-2020 08:34 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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