Accident Maule M-7-235B N190Y, Wednesday 2 November 2022
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Date:Wednesday 2 November 2022
Time:16:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule M-7-235B
Registration: N190Y
MSN: 23085C
Year of manufacture:2005
Total airframe hrs:998 hours
Engine model:Lycoming 0-540-B4-B5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Topeka-Philip Billard Airport, KS (TOP/KTOP) -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Millington-Memphis Airport, TN (NQA/KNQA)
Destination airport:Topeka-Philip Billard Airport, KS (TOP/KTOP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, during touchdown, the 'nose pitched up” and caused the right wing to stall. The airplane fell and impacted the ground. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. At the time of the accident, the pilot was landing on runway 18 with winds directly down the runway at 14 knots, gusting to 25 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control during landing with strong gusty surface winds.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA029
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report




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