NTSB Identification: MIA87LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32154.
Accident occurred Monday, December 22, 1986 in OCALA, FL
Aircraft: MAULE M-7-235, registration: N151CD
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT DRAGGED A WING DURING LNDG ACCORDING TO THE PLTS STATEMENT. THE ACFT CAME TO REST BESIDE THE RWY. THE PLT SAID HE LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT DUE TO A FUEL IMBALANCE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE LEFT WING TIP TANK WAS FOUND FULL OF FUEL. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT MANUFACTURER THE ACFT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONTROLLABLE IF FULL FLAPS HAD NOT BEEN SELECTED FOR THE X-WIND LNDG OR IF THE ACFT HAD BEEN LANDED IN ANOTHER DIRECTION TO PUT THE X-WIND ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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