NTSB Identification: ATL87LA128.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34261.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 28, 1987 in GREENVILLE, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: MAULE MX-7-180, registration: N5670C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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

THE PILOT WAS DOING TOUCH AND GO'S TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH HIS NEW AIRCRAFT. ON THE FIFTH LANDING THE AIRCRAFT STARTED A GROUNDLOOP AND HE RECOVERED BY ADDING FULL POWER. ON THE NEXT LANDING THE AIRCRAFT AGAIN STARTED A GROUNDLOOP TO THE RIGHT, HE ADDED FULL POWER BUT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT HIT A DITCH AND NOSED DOWN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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