Loss of control Accident Maule MXT-7-180A Sportplane N772TW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249313
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Date:Saturday 25 July 2020
Time:19:31 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MXT-7-180A Sportplane
Registration: N772TW
MSN: 21075C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hillsboro, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hillsboro, IL (1LL5)
Destination airport:Hillsboro, IL (1LL5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he conducted a visual approach to land at a grass airstrip with tall crops adjacent to the runway. As he was landing a deer jumped out of the crops onto the runway. The pilot pulled the nose up to avoid hitting the deer and the airplane stalled. The airplane hit the ground and "flipped" two times, substantially damaging the tail, wings, and fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack while attempting to avoid a deer during landing, resulting in an aerodynamic stall.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN20CA308
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Apr-2021 10:55 ASN Update Bot Added
01-Apr-2021 11:05 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Narrative]

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