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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21765
Last updated: 5 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Maule MX-7-180A
Registration: N1993F
C/n / msn: 20003C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Angwin, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Angwin, CA (2O3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot lost directional control during the initial takeoff roll on runway 34 in a tailwheel-equipped airplane. He lifted the tail, and the airplane turned sharply to the left. He applied right rudder and braking, left aileron control deflection, and reduced the throttle to idle; however, directional control was not regained. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and struck a pole. The left wing contacted the ground, and the airplane slid into a cattle fence, causing substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine. He added that the winds were from 290 degrees at 7 miles per hour.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind condition and failure to maintain directional control.




Revision history:

17-Jul-2008 11:04 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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