Accident Maule MX-7-180A N897DC,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 288592
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Sunday 11 April 2010
Time:12:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-180A
Registration: N897DC
MSN: 20012C
Year of manufacture:1993
Total airframe hrs:2877 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O360
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Greenville, North Carolina -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Winterville, NC (NC47)
Destination airport:Greenville-Pitt-Greenville Airport, NC (PGV/KPGV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane stated that he made a three-point landing on the asphalt runway. After touchdown, the airplane began to pull to the right and the pilot corrected by applying left rudder. The airplane immediately turned "hard left,” collapsing the right main landing gear. The right wing impacted the runway and sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures. The pilot had received a tailwheel endorsement the day prior to the accident, and reported 5 hours of flight time in the accident airplane. He also stated to a Federal Aviation Administration inspector that he had received limited exposure to operating the tailwheel-equipped airplane on hard-surface runways, as his tailwheel flight instruction was conducted mostly from turf runways.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's lack of experience in the make and model airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA10CA227
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
7 September 2020 N897DC Pullen Endeavors LLC 0 near Angleton, Brazoria County, TX sub


Revision history:

05-Oct-2022 00:17 ASN Update Bot Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314