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N75VX accident description

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Crash location 34.985555°N, 106.000833°W
Nearest city Moriarty, NM
34.990050°N, 106.049189°W
2.8 miles away
Tail number N75VX
Accident date 26 Dec 2005
Aircraft type Maule M-7-235
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot was attempting to land on runway 26. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered a gust of wind and the airplane began to loop to the right. The pilot added power and attempted a go-around. The left wing struck an embankment and the airplane nosed over and came to rest to the right of the runway. The firewall was wrinkled, both wings were bent down, the tip of the rudder was crushed and the outboard leading edge of the left wing tip was crushed aft. An examination of the airplane's systems, conducted by the FAA, revealed no anomalies.

According to the Clines Corner Remote Communications Outlet, located 17 nautical miles east of Moriarty, New Mexico, the winds were recorded as 290 degrees at 25 knots with gusts to 32 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

the pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing. Contributing factors included the pilot's inadequate in-flight decision making and the high velocity, gusty winds.

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