Accident Maule MX-7-180 N185DB, Tuesday 26 July 2005
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Date:Tuesday 26 July 2005
Time:16:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-180
Registration: N185DB
MSN: 110136
Total airframe hrs:1259 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yakutat, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Gustavus Airport, AK (GST/PAGS)
Destination airport:Yakutat, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airline transport certificated pilot was landing a tundra tire-equipped airplane on a remote beach. During the landing roll, the pilot said the right main landing gear tire encountered soft and steep terrain, and during his attempt to stop, the airplane nosed over. The airplane received structural damage to the wings and the vertical stabilizer.

Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, and his failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll, which resulted in a nose-over. A factor contributing to the accident was soft terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC05CA109
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



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