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N56552 accident description

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Crash location 38.550833°N, 97.652778°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Roxbury, KS
38.550840°N, 97.430309°W
12.0 miles away
Tail number N56552
Accident date 02 Mar 2017
Aircraft type Maule M5
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during the flare, while landing on a road in gusty crosswind conditions, the right wing lifted to about a 60° angle. He immediately initiated a go-around and added full power, full right aileron, and lowered the nose. The airplane had drifted off the center of the road to the left heading toward powerlines, and he elected to go under them. After the airplane cleared the powerlines, the left wingtip struck the ground and the airplane cartwheeled. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings, the fuselage, and the empennage.

The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during a go-around.

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