Accident Maule MX-7-160 N41510,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293424
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Date:Sunday 9 October 2022
Time:11:44 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-160
Owner/operator:Clemente Motor Inc
Registration: N41510
MSN: 34001C
Year of manufacture:1999
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Great Sacandaga Lake, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Northville, NY
Destination airport:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, while attempting to depart from a lakeside beach, the tailwheel-equipped airplane encountered an unexpected wind gust during the ground roll. The airplane crossed over a water channel and the main landing gear sank into wet sand. The airplane then nosed-over into the lake, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and tail. The pilot reported that there were no preaccidcent mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to depart from an area of wet sand, which resulted in a nose over during the attempted takeoff.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA23LA012
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Oct-2022 00:59 Captain Adam Added
10-Oct-2022 21:12 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Source]
11-Oct-2022 05:41 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Source]
23-Feb-2023 20:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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