Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Sacramento, California
RJ Properties Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N600XX
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA168
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 01, 2017 in Live Oak, CA
Aircraft: MAULE MX7, registration: N600XX
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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 while on base for his private grass airstrip, he noticed he was high, so he added flaps to increase his descent. He reported that on final the airspeed was a little fast and during the landing, he flared the airplane "a little high". The pilot further reported that after touchdown, he applied the brakes, but the airplane did not respond, so he applied "a little more brake"; subsequently, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot reported as a safety recommendation that he should have performed a go-around instead of attempting to "salvage the landing".
The pilot suffered minor to moderate injuries and drove himself to the hospital, the Sutter County Fire Department said.
The single-engine plane crash around 3:45 p.m. near Live Oak.
The fire department said the pilot was landing on a grass landing strip near Pennington and Hedger roads when the plane flipped over.
The pilot was the only person on board.
No other details were released.