Accident Maule MXT-7-180 N32566,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 278584
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Date:Saturday 28 August 2021
Time:13:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MXT-7-180
Registration: N32566
MSN: 14137C
Year of manufacture:2018
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Troy, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Troy Municipal Airport, AL (TOI/KTOI)
Destination airport:Troy Municipal Airport, AL (TOI/KTOI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot performed a preflight inspection of the airplane with no anomalies noted and departed with the intent to practice approaches and landings. After the last practice approach, he set up for a straight in approach with full flaps. He stated that as he approached the runway threshold, 'my right wing abruptly rose significantly, and the airplane started to slip to the left”. He applied right rudder and aileron but was unable to correct the airplane's direction before it struck a tree with the left wing, descended, and came to rest inverted on the edge of the trees. The left wing and fuselage sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that the airplane had no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing which resulted in a collision with terrain.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA21LA345
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report

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01-Jun-2022 07:27 ASN Update Bot Added

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