Accident Maule MX-7-180A N3179U,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173338
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Date:Saturday 13 March 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-180A
Registration: N3179U
MSN: 20028C
Total airframe hrs:250 hours
Engine model:Lycoming 0360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Plains, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Dawson, GA (16J)
Destination airport:Plains, GA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, during the approach to landing at a private airstrip he misjudged the length of the landing surface and landed long, and collided with the trees at the end of the runway. The pilot did not report any flight control or mechanical problems prior to the accident. Examination of the airplane revealed, both wing assemblies broke off the fuselage. The fuselage, and engine firewall was buckled.

Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of the speed/distance/altitude which resulted in a overrun of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL04LA084
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

27-Jan-2015 19:44 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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