Runway excursion Accident Maule MX-7-180C Star Rocket N567HW, 16 May 2015
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176168
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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
MSN: 28019C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West of Lake View Airport (TN10), Sharps Chapel, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:New Tazewell, TN (3A2)
Destination airport:Sharps Chapel, TN (UNKN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
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.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Oct 2011 N567HW 0 Zelienople, Pennsylvania sub


Revision history:

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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