BFO95LA049
BFO95LA049

On April 21, 1995, at 1430 eastern daylight time, N202GT, a Maule M-7-235, sustained substantial damage when it veered off the runway during the landing roll at Mount Sterling Airport, in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. The certificated private pilot and the two passengers received minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The personal flight was conducted under 14 CFR 91 and originated in Danville, Alabama. The final destination was Jamestown, Ohio.

The pilot reported that he overflew the airport and checked the wind sock before landing. According to the pilot, during the landing roll the right wing came up abruptly. He stated that he responded by applying right aileron, right rudder, and full power. Despite his efforts, the airplane veered off the left side of the runway and ground looped.

According to an FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, witnesses reported that the wind was gusting to 20 knots at the time of the accident. The FAA Inspector stated he examined the airplane after the accident and there was no evidence of mechanical malfunction.

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