Saturday, July 8, 2017

Maule MX7-180A, N5839R: Accident occurred June 30, 2013 at Elko Regional Airport (KEKO), Nevada

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Reno, Nevada

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

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

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

http://registry.faa.gov/N5839R

NTSB Identification: WPR13CA306
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Elko, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/2013
Aircraft: MAULE MX7-180A, registration: N5839R
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 landing, the airplane's left main landing gear tire went flat, which resulted in the left wingtip contacting the ground and substantially damaging the left aileron. The pilot reported that the tire was good during his preflight inspection. Postaccident examination of the tire revealed no evidence of a failure to identify the reason why the tire went flat.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
A flat main landing gear tire during the landing roll for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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