Sunday, July 3, 2016

Maule M-4-210, N4745T: Incident occurred May 29, 2016 - While taxiing the right main gear leg separated at the mounting flange, gear folded and right wing struck the ground with a propeller strike











AIRCRAFT:   1964 Maule M-4-210  SN# 1015  N4745T

ENGINE:        Continental IO-360A5B  SN# 20117-R          

PROPELLER: McCauley D2A34C67-NP  SN# 758280

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information):

ENGINE:   1314.5 TT since factory rebuild on 5/23/1978

21.7 since overhauled cylinders on 2/4/2016

PROPELLER: 597.47 SMOH   TT unknown   

AIRFRAME:      2740.9  NOTE: airframe log starts 10/21/1982 @ 1426.38, prior logs lost                     

OTHER EQUIPMENT: Apollo SL15, GNX-80, JPI 701-830

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  While taxiing on 5/29/2016 the right main gear leg separated at the mounting flange, gear folded and right wing struck the ground with a propeller strike.    

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES: Propeller Strike, engine stoppage, right gear mounting flange broken at fuselage, lower fuselage fabric punctured, antenna pulled away,                       

right wing lift strut damaged, right wing buckled with skins wrinkled, wing tip damaged, aileron damaged.    

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:     Hicks Airport in Fort Worth, TX  

REMARKS: Adjuster has logs and records   

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N4745T.htm

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