Saturday, August 24, 2019

Nose Over: Maule M-5-235C, N9096E; accident occurred August 22, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage

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


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


https://registry.faa.gov/N9096E


Location: Anchorage, AK 

Accident Number: GAA19CA507
Date & Time: 08/22/2019, 1045 AKD
Registration: N9096E
Aircraft: Maule M5
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that, after a three-point landing on a dry lakebed, the main landing gear "hit an unseen undulation in the landing pathway" and the airplane bounced. As the main landing gear touched down again, the pilot applied heavy braking and the airplane nosed over.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mount, right wing and the left-wing lift strut.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 45, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Multi-engine Land; Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Glider; Helicopter
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane; Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s):  Airplane Multi-engine; Airplane Single-engine; Helicopter; Instrument Airplane; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 05/15/2019
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/12/2019
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 10900 hours (Total, all aircraft), 230 hours (Total, this make and model), 10000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule
Registration: N9096E
Model/Series: M5 235C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 7095C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/31/2018, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2300 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1076.7 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: C91 installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-540
Registered Owner: Parker Rogan
Rated Power: 235 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: PANC, 132 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 58 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1853 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 109°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 12000 ft agl
Visibility:  8 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 20000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 330°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 29.66 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 16°C / 6°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Anchorage, AK (PAMR)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Anchorage, AK
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 0955 AKD
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 61.493333, -151.906389 (est)

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