Accident Maule MXT-7-180A N10438, Sunday 11 February 2007
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Date:Sunday 11 February 2007
Time:13:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MXT-7-180A
Registration: N10438
MSN: 210316
Engine model:Lycoming O-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Alton, NH -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Alton, NH (B18)
Destination airport:Smithfield-North Central Airport, RI (SFZ/KSFZ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the tailwheel airplane aligned the airplane on the ice runway and advanced the throttle for takeoff. The airplane began to slide left, and the pilot reduced the throttle and applied full right rudder; however, the airplane continued sliding left and impacted a truck parked about 20 feet from the left edge of the runway. A 125-foot safety area existed around the runway, but there were no markings or signage present to prevent vehicles from encroaching on that area. When asked how the accident could have been prevented, the pilot wrote, "Due to the extremely slick conditions, slower application of power may have kept [the] aircraft from sliding left."

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during the takeoff roll. Factors were the slick condition of the runway, and the lack of markings to denote the runway safety area.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC07CA066
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

02-Oct-2022 07:27 ASN Update Bot Added
13-Sep-2023 10:58 Ron Averes Updated

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