Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Maule MX-7-180A, N4278B: Accident occurred April 25, 2022 at Tampa Executive Airport (KVDF), Hillsborough County, Florida

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Tampa Maule LLC 

Location: Tampa, Florida
Accident Number: ERA22LA205
Date and Time: April 25, 2022, 11:20 Local 
Registration: N4278B
Aircraft: Maule MX7
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Maule
Registration: N4278B
Model/Series: MX7 180A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KVDF,22 ft msl 
Observation Time: 11:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 100°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft AGL
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.17 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 28.013987,-82.345259 (est)

Aircraft landed with a crosswind, ground looped and went into a ditch.  

Date: 25-APR-22
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N4278B
Aircraft Make: MAULE
Aircraft Model: MX7
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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