Accident Maule MX-7-160 N108MS, Tuesday 6 November 2001
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Date:Tuesday 6 November 2001
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-160
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N108MS
MSN: 19015C
Total airframe hrs:375 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-B2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Middleton, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Middleton, WA (C29)
Destination airport:Middleton, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The airplane sustained substantial damage when it veered off the runway during takeoff and nosed over. The pilot reported the windsock indicated an 8 - 10 knot left crosswind during takeoff. The pilot reported he applied the proper crosswind takeoff techniques and the airplane tracked straight down the centerline. The airplane lifted off the runway after 300 - 400 feet of travel down the runway. After liftoff, the airplane started to track to the right. The pilot reported, "The plane reached a level of a few feet above the ground and than sank back to the ground." He pulled back on the throttle and attempted to abort the takeoff. The airplane's heading at touchdown was about 330 degrees, and it continued to travel across a turf runway and into a plowed cornfield. After traveling about 200 feet in the cornfield, the airplane nosed over in the soft ground. The pilot reported the airplane did not have a mechanical malfunction.

Probable Cause: the pilot's improper rotation and failure to maintain directional control during takeoff. Additional factors were the crosswind and the soft terrain.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI02LA020
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 8 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB CHI02LA020

Revision history:

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