Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Maule MX-7-180C Millennium, N789JR: Accident occurred May 30, 2017 at Payette Municipal Airport (S75), Payette County, Idaho

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NTSB Identification: GAA17CA309 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Payette, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2017
Aircraft: MAULE MX7, registration: N789JR
Injuries: 1 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 touchdown, the airplane “veered hard to the right.” He attempted to “regain directional control” but was unable to do so and applied full power to abort the landing. During the aborted landing, the airplane departed the runway surface to the right and nosed over in dirt about 145 ft from the runway surface.

The right wing sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector who examined the airplane postaccident reported that he found no anomalies with the brake system or wheels.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional during the landing.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Boise, Idaho

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

http://registry.faa.gov/N789JR


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA309
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Payette, ID
Aircraft: MAULE MX7, registration: N789JR
Injuries: 1 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 touchdown, the airplane "veered hard to the right." He attempted to "regain directional control," but was unable, and applied full power to abort the landing. During the aborted landing, the airplane departed the runway surface to the right and nosed over in dirt about 145 ft. from the runway surface.

The right wing sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Safety Inspector who examined the airplane postaccident, reported that he found no anomalies with the brake system or wheels.




A Caldwell man walked away unscathed Tuesday morning after his plane ran off the runway at the Payette Municipal Airport. 

James Halcomb was approaching the airport runway attempting to perform a flared controlled touchdown, according to the man’s report to the Payette Police Department, when the plane turned, the wing dropped, and the plane ran off the runway, where it subsequently flipped. 

According to Payette Police Chief Mark Clark, Halcomb sustained no injuries, while the plane took on “substantial” damage, Clark said Tuesday, based upon observations made by police officers when they arrived at 9:15 a.m. 

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the official cause of the crash.





Pilot James Halcomb crashed his airplane Tuesday morning at the Payette Municipal Airport, escaping without injury, according to Payette Police.

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. when Halcomb, of Caldwell, was attempting to land the plane. The plane flipped over in the crash, landing upside-down.

The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating the incident.

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

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