ATL05CA150
ATL05CA150

On August 20, 2005 at 1945 eastern daylight time, a Maule M4-210C, N40624, registered to and operated by a private owner, veered off the runway surface during landing roll and collided with trees at Ocracoke Island Airport, Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. The flight was operated under provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan was not filed. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the private pilot and passenger were not injured. The flight originated from Wadeboro, North Carolina on August 20, 2005 at 1200.

The pilot entered the traffic pattern for a series of touch and goes on runway 06 . During the approach to land, the pilot noticed a crosswind from the west and continued the approach. The airplane touched down on the right main landing gear first, veered to the left side of the runway and went 40 feet off of the runway, and collided with small trees.

Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed damage to the right main landing gear, propeller, and fuselage. No weather reporting facility is located on the field. Winds were estimated at 25 to 30 knots out of the west. Post-accident examination of the flight control surfaces revealed no mechanical failures. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane during flight.

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