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FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Little Rock FSDO-11
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA433
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Quitman, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: MAULE MXT7, registration: N1665B
Injuries: 2 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 reported that during touchdown the airplane bounced and then landed in a flat attitude. The pilot further reported that the nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane skidded down the runway and then nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to both wing struts and empennage.
The pilot reported that 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 an adequate descent rate during approach to land and failure to maintain an adequate pitch attitude during the landing flare, which resulted in a bounce, a flat landing, a nose gear collapse, and a nose over.