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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163183
Last updated: 8 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Maule M-7-235
Owner/operator:North Aire LLC
Registration: N6136T
C/n / msn: 4076C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Havasu, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lake Havasu City, AZ (HII)
Destination airport:Lake Havasu City, AZ (HII)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that following an uneventful takeoff in the amphibious float equipped airplane, he intended on performing a water landing at a nearby lake as part of his checkride. During the water landing, the airplane immediately nosed over which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. The pilot stated that he had become distracted after takeoff and did not retract the landing gear for the water landing. The designated pilot examiner onboard the airplane, reported that he did not confirm the position of the landing gear prior to the water landing. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilots' failure to verify the landing gear position prior to the water landing and the pilot/examiner's failure to adequately monitor the pilot.



Revision history:

11-Jan-2014 20:11 Geno Added
12-Jan-2014 07:56 Anon. Updated [Date]
13-Jan-2014 17:43 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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