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N888WF accident description

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Crash location 44.472778°N, 69.736111°W
Nearest city Sidney, ME
44.441456°N, 69.755046°W
2.4 miles away
Tail number N888WF
Accident date 23 May 2017
Aircraft type Maule MX7
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of a tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that during takeoff on a grass airstrip, he applied full power and the airplane veered to the left "more than normal" and he "was late" to correct with right rudder. The airplane impacted a tree, the left wing separated, and the airplane came to rest on its left side.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot’s delayed application of rudder and failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.

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