Accident Maule MX-7-180B N591SB, Thursday 10 November 2016
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Date:Thursday 10 November 2016
Time:14:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-180B
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N591SB
MSN: 22026C
Year of manufacture:2008
Total airframe hrs:281 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-C1F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Port Aransas, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Portland, TX (9R5)
Destination airport:Port Aransas, TX (RAS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll the airplane encountered wind gusts. The pilot further reported that his “attention evidently wandered” and he did not correct for the wind gusts quick enough. Subsequently, the airplane weather vaned into the wind and ground looped.
The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
A review of the local weather on the airfield, about the time of the accident, recorded the wind from 030 degrees true, at 14 nautical miles per hour (knots). The pilot landed on runway 30.


Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing with a crosswind.


Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA17CA068
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

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