NTSB Identification: FTW84LA200.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24844.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 11, 1984 in NEW ORLEANS, LA
Aircraft: MAULE M-6-235, registration: N71MS
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.

SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON A X-WIND LANDING, THE TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT BEGAN TO WEATHERVANED TO THE LEFT INTO THE WIND. THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT. THE RIGHT GEAR COLLAPSED & THE RIGHT WING DRAGGED ON THE GROUND. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD ABOUT 3500 HRS IN A PIPER PA-18, A TAILWHEEL EQUIPPED ACFT. HOWEVER, HE HAD JUST RECENTLY PURCHASED THE MAULE M-6-235 & HAD ONLY 20 HRS TOTAL TIME IN THAT ACFT.

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

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

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