NTSB Identification: ERA10CA126
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, January 30, 2010 in Westmoreland, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/15/2010
Aircraft: MAULE M-4-220C, registration: N40668
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Upon arrival at his destination, the pilot entered right traffic to runway 19. The runway was covered with snow and snow drifts. He completed the before-landing checks and landed on the runway. During the landing rollout the left main landing gear collided with a snow drift. The airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted, resulting in structural damage to the left wing and vertical stabilizer. The pilot and one passenger exited the airplane unassisted and without injury. The pilot stated that there were no preimpact mechanical problems with the airplane.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a snow drift.

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