NTSB Identification: WPR11LA444
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 10, 2011 in Show Low, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/09/2014
Aircraft: MAULE M-4-220C, registration: N40625
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 pilot reported that, after touchdown, the airplane immediately turned hard right and that he then applied engine power. The airplane subsequently exited the runway while still turning right and came to rest on its left side. A postaccident examination of the airplane and the braking system revealed no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing, which resulted in a ground loop.

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