Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA23LA012

Northville, NY, USA

Aircraft #1


MAULE MX-7-160


The pilot reported that, while attempting to depart from a lakeside beach, the tailwheel-equipped airplane encountered an unexpected wind gust during the ground roll. The airplane crossed over a water channel and the main landing gear sank into wet sand. The airplane then nosed-over into the lake, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and tail. The pilot reported that there were no preaccidcent mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot's decision to depart from an area of wet sand, which resulted in a nose over during the attempted takeoff.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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