Accident Maule MX-7-160 Sportplane N888WF, 23 May 2017
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199056
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Maule MX-7-160 Sportplane
Registration: N888WF
MSN: 19024C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sidney, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sidney, ME (PVT)
Destination airport:,
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during takeoff from a grass airstrip, he applied full power, and the airplane veered to the left “more than normal,” and he “was late” to correct with right rudder. The airplane impacted a tree, the left wing separated, and the airplane came to rest on its left side.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s delayed application of rudder and failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.



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

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:44 ASN Update Bot Added

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