Accident Maule MX-7-180A Sportplane N61339, 11 Jun 2019
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226116
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-180A Sportplane
Registration: N61339
MSN: 20013C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mackey Lake, NNE of Soldotna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Soldatna, AK (L85)
Destination airport:Soldatna, AK (L85)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was flying an airplane equipped with tundra tires. He reported that, while landing the airplane on water, he realized that he “was still on [the] wheels"; it was not equipped with floats. Water entered the flight deck, the pilot egressed, and the airplane sank. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the windscreen. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s attempt to land on water in an airplane that was not equipped with floats. 



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

12-Jun-2019 23:12 Geno Added
13-Jun-2019 06:18 CPUGene Updated [Other fatalities]
13-Jun-2019 14:21 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Jun-2019 05:55 KR Updated [Photo]
14-Jun-2019 19:26 KR Updated [Narrative]
19-Apr-2020 07:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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