Accident Maule MT-7-260 Super Rocket N719WM, 12 Sep 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169770
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MT-7-260 Super Rocket
Registration: N719WM
MSN: 27012C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lago Vista/Rusty Allen Airport (KRYW), Lago Vista, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Largo Vista, TX (KRYW)
Destination airport:Largo Vista, TX (KRYW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Prior to departure, the pilot noted the wind from the right at 8-16 knots and gusting 16-21 knots. He added that just after the airplane got airborne, there was a downdraft, and the airplane bounced three times. The airplane then made three larger bounces, before the nose landing gear collapsed and the propeller contacted the runway. The airplane exited the runway and came to rest in the grass. Examination of the airplane revealed substantial damage to the fuselage and left wing. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for gusting wind conditions during takeoff, which resulted in the nose landing gear impacting the runway and the subsequent collapse of the nose landing gear.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

12-Sep-2014 20:47 Geno Added
13-Sep-2014 18:36 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Sep-2014 16:41 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:11 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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