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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176168
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Date:16-MAY-2015
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Maule MX-7-180C Star Rocket
Owner/operator:Billinger William C
Registration: N567HW
C/n / msn: 28019C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:West of Lake View Airport (TN10), Sharps Chapel, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:New Tazewell, TN (3A2)
Destination airport:Sharps Chapel, TN (UNKN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that during the landing roll on his first landing to his newly constructed airfield, the airplane's left main wheel came in contact with "something" and bounced in the air. The airplane veered to the left, the left wing tip struck a branch, continued to veer to the left and impacted a tree, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing spar.

The pilot reported there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: Collision with an obstacle during the landing roll, which resulted in a loss of control and subsequent runway excursion and tree strike.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20150518X01655&key=1
FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=567HW


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-May-2015 06:20 Geno Added
18-May-2015 21:09 Geno Updated [Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 13:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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