Accident Maule MX-7-235 N420CD, 04 Dec 2004
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 294310
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-235
Registration: N420CD
MSN: 10064C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hermiston, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Hermiston Municipal Airport, OR (KHRI)
Destination airport:Hermiston Municipal Airport, OR (KHRI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that after flying around the local area for about one hour, he decided to land in an open field. The pilot reported that he set-up a normal approach to land over a 30 to 40 foot obstacle. After clearing the obstacle, he lowered the nose of the aircraft, then flared for the landing. The flare did not adequately arrest the descent rate and the aircraft touched down hard subsequently collapsing both main landing gear. The aircraft slid on its belly for about 100 to 150 feet before coming to rest.

Probable Cause: An improper flare and descent rate during landing resulting in a hard landing.



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

Revision history:

11-Oct-2022 15:07 ASN Update Bot Added

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