NTSB Identification: ATL86LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31914.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 02, 1986 in CUMMING, GA
Aircraft: MAULE M-7-235, registration: N56616
Injuries: 5 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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE MADE 3 ATTEMPTS TO LAND ON A SHORT NARROW RWY IN WINDY CONDITIONS. AFTER THE 1ST ATTEMPT, HE CHANGED RWYS, BASED ON THE UNICOM ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE WIND FAVORED RWY 3. ON THE LAST APCH, THE PLT LANDED ABOUT 1/3 TO 1/2 OF THE WAY DOWN THE 1550 FT RWY. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE RGT WHEEL DROPPED OFF THE PAVEMENT. AFTER GUIDING THE RGT WHEEL BACK ONTO THE HARD SURFACE, INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINED TO STOP THE ACFT. RATHER THAN ROLL OFF THE RWY & DOWN AN EMBANKMENT, THE PLT GROUND LOOPED THE AIRPLANE WHICH RESULTED IN THE COLLAPSE OF THE RGT MAIN LANDING GEAR. REPORTEDLY, THE WIND WAS VARIABLE & GUSTY & THERE WAS LOW LEVEL TURBULENCE & WIND SHEAR.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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