Sunday, June 5, 2016

Maule M-5-235C Lunar Rocket, N5635M: Accident occurred June 05, 2016 at Ravalli County Airport (6S5), Hamilton, Montana

http://registry.faa.gov/N5635M

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Helena FSDO-05

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA285
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 2016 in Hamilton, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Aircraft: MAULE M5, registration: N5635M
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the tailwheel equipped airplane reported that during the landing roll the airplane veered sharply to the left, and the left wing impacted the runway. The pilot further reported that the airplane continued to turn to the left off the runway onto loose soil and nosed over. 

The airplane sustained substantial damage to right lift struts.

According to the pilot, there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll, which resulted in a runway excursion and a nose over.




A plane crashed as it was landing at the Ravalli County Airport on Sunday.

At about 10 a.m. Sunday, first responders from the Ravalli County Sheriff's Office, Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department and Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital arrived on scene after hearing reports of a fixed-wing aircraft crash on the runway at the Hamilton airport.

Three men, including the pilot, were on board. One of the passengers was taken to the emergency room with neck and back pain. The pilot and other passenger were uninjured.

"The initial investigation indicates the pilot was attempting a routine landing and did not report any mechanical problems with the aircraft," according to a news release. "The aircraft was on the runway when the plane veered to the left causing the wing to strike the ground. The aircraft flipped once and came to a stop resting on its top."

The plane and its pilot are from Oregon, though they were flying from Idaho.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Traffic Safety Bureau are investigating the crash.

Source:  http://missoulian.com

MISSOULA, Mont. -  A small airplane crashed while landing at the Hamilton Airport Sunday morning at 10 A.M.

The aircraft was occupied by three adult males including the pilot. One of the passengers was transported to a local emergency room with neck and back pain. The pilot and the other passenger were uninjured.

The pilot and the aircraft were flying from Idaho.

The pilot was making a routine landing and did not report any mechanical problems with the aircraft.

The aircraft was on the runway when the plane turned to the left, causing the wing to strike the ground. The aircraft flipped once and landed on its top.

In a press release, Ravalli County Undersheriff Steve Holton says he's thankful for no fatalities and he appreciated the quick response from emergency medical crews and firemen.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board have been notified and the crash is under investigation.

The runway was closed for a short amount of time after the crash.

Original article can be found here: http://www.nbcmontana.com

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