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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 73795
Last updated: 19 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Maule MXT-7-180 Star Rocket
Owner/operator:Short Field Deliveries, LLC
Registration: N125AB
C/n / msn: 14102C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hoffman Road, London Township, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hillsdale, MI (PVT)
Destination airport:Maybee, MI (PVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was attempting to land on his private airstrip with high, gusting winds. A local weather station reported that the prevailing wind was out of the south-southwest at 27 knots, gusting to 38 knots. The pilot reported that he aligned with the runway 27 centerline and held a crab into the wind until the landing flare and touchdown. Upon touchdown, the airplane encountered a wind gust and the right wing impacted the ground. The airplane then nosed over and came to rest upside down on the grass runway. The right wing, engine firewall, and rudder were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to compensate for gusting crosswinds resulting in the loss of directional control while landing.



Revision history:

04-Apr-2010 04:38 RobertMB Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 16:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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