Hard landing Accident Maule MT-7-235 Super Rocket N142CP, Monday 21 July 2008
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Date:Monday 21 July 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MT-7-235 Super Rocket
Owner/operator:Civil Air Patrol
Registration: N142CP
MSN: 18075C
Total airframe hrs:950 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-540-W1A5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Richard B. Russell Airport, Rome, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Rome-Richard B Russell Airport, GA (RMG/KRMG)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the initial touchdown the nose gear collapsed. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the nose gear oleo strut was broken, and the firewall was buckled. Examination of the oleo strut by the National Transportation Safety Board materials laboratory revealed that all of the fractures were on a slant plane, and were consistent with overstress fracture. The fractures occurred under bending overstress. There was no indication of any pre-existing fatigue cracking or corrosion.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare which resulted in a hard landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA08LA147
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

23-Jul-2008 11:38 Fusko Added
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 13:00 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2023 13:06 Ron Averes Updated

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