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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198675
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Maule M-7-260
Registration: N260BD
MSN: 26016C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Palouse, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Palouse, WA (WN26)
Destination airport:Pullman/moscow, WA (PUW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during a “medium speed taxi” on a runway in crosswind conditions, the airplane taxied over ice and drifted to the right. The pilot further reported that he corrected to the left, reduced throttle power, and the airplane taxied onto packed snow, “regaining lateral traction.” The pilot attempted to correct with right rudder, but the airplane continued to veer to the left, exited the runway, and came to rest inverted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and left wing lift struts.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control on an ice- and snow-covered runway during taxi with a crosswind, which resulted in a runway excursion.



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

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 13:56 ASN Update Bot Added

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