Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Maule M-7-260C, N288BC: Accidents occurred June 24, 2020 and October 14, 2015






Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:


Location: Yellow Pine, Idaho
Accident Number: WPR20CA198
Date & Time: June 24, 2020, 08:30 Local 
Registration: N288BC
Aircraft: Maule M7
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 36, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Waiver time limited special
Last FAA Medical Exam: March 23, 2018
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: October 2, 2019
Flight Time: (Estimated) 334 hours (Total, all aircraft), 247 hours (Total, this make and model), 269 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 48 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 20 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule 
Registration: N288BC
Model/Series: M7 260C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30045C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel 
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 26, 2019 Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 70 Hrs
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 280 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-V4A5D
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 260 Horsepower
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation:
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting:
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:
Departure Point: Big Creek Ranger Station, ID (I08)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Mile Hi, ID 
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 08:00 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Mile Hi PRIV Runway
Surface Type: Grass/turf
Airport Elevation: 5800 ft msl Runway Surface
Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 19 IFR
Approach: None Runway
Length/Width: 560 ft / 13 ft VFR 
Approach/Landing: Full stop; Traffic pattern;Valley/terrain following

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 45.150554,-114.999443(est)

October 14, 2015
Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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

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

Location: Grace, ID
Accident Number: GAA16CA015
Date & Time: 10/14/2015, 1830 MDT
Registration: N288BC
Aircraft: MAULE M 7-260C
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Nose over/nose down
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal

Analysis

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he landed in a field that had numerous gopher holes and mounds. During the landing roll, the main landing gear encountered a soft spot in the terrain and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing strut, rudder, and horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a nose over.

Findings

Personnel issues
Decision making/judgment - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Soft surface - Effect on operation (Cause)
Soft surface - Effect on equipment (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Landing-landing roll
Off-field or emergency landing
Nose over/nose down (Defining event) 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 78, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land; Single-engine Sea
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 09/10/2014
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 06/14/2014
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 26000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 80 hours (Total, this make and model), 26000 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 30 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 5 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: MAULE
Registration: N288BC
Model/Series: M 7-260C
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture:
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 30045C
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 04/06/2015, Annual
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2500 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 82 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91 installed, activated, did not aid in locating accident
Engine Model/Series: IO-540-V4A5D
Registered Owner: TTP LLC
Rated Power: 260 hp
Operator: TTP LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Dusk
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLGU, 4454 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 41 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2351 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 189°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts:Calm / 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: / None
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 0°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Wayan, ID
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Niter, ID
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1800 MDT
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 42.461389, -111.703889 (est)




1 comment:

  1. Can you stub a giant turf tire in a gopher hole? (none are visible). Looks like maybe he put on too much brake, or perhaps a hole/mound lofted a wheel and it locked up before recontact.

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