NTSB Identification: WPR11FA395
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 2011 in Brookings, OR
Aircraft: MAULE M-7-235C, registration: N199BF
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On August 21, 2011, about 1212 Pacific daylight time, a Maule M-7-235D, N199BF, descended into terrain while maneuvering about 1 mile south of the Brookings Airport (BOK), Brookings, Oregon. The pilot/owner operated the airplane under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. The pilot was fatally injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan had been filed.

Witnesses reported that they observed an airplane circling in the fog before they heard trees breaking. Shortly thereafter, the airplane was found nose down in heavily wooded steep terrain about 1 mile south of BOK.

At 1132, weather was reported at BOK as wind at 230 degrees at 3 knots; 1/4 statue mile visibility; fog; overcast clouds at 200 feet; and a temperature of 13 degrees Celsius.

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