Thursday, February 25, 2016

Maule M-7-235C, N66E, Richardson Companies Inc: Accident occurred January 29, 2016 at Macon-Fower Municipal Airport (K89), Macon, Macon County, Missouri

RICHARDSON COMPANIES INC: http://registry.faa.govN66E

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA100
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 29, 2016 in Macon, MO
Aircraft: MAULE M 7-235C, registration: N66E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On January 29, 2016, at 1145 central standard time, a Maule M 7-235C, N66E, experienced a landing gear collapse during landing at the Macon-Fower Municipal Airport (K89), Macon, Missouri. The private pilot was not injured, and the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing. The airplane was registered to Richardson Companies, Inc., and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed at an unknown time.

According to the pilot, after touchdown and during the landing roll, he felt a vibration in the airframe. Shortly thereafter, the right wing dropped and the pilot lost yaw control. The pilot applied engine power to attempt to keep the airplane on the runway centerline. The pilot was unable to maintain directional control, and the airplane departed the left side of the runway. The airplane came to rest upright off the side of the runway.

Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector showed the right main landing gear collapsed and remained partially attached to the fuselage. The right wing strut and right wing were bent.

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