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N799ZZ accident description

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Crash location 40.825000°N, 115.791666°W
Nearest city Elko, NV
40.832421°N, 115.763123°W
1.6 miles away
Tail number N799ZZ
Accident date 07 Jan 2011
Aircraft type Maule M-4-180V
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot submitted a written statement. He had accrued 13 hours of flight time in the tailwheel-equipped airplane, and was conducting his first solo landing in it. He performed a three point landing and as the airplane slowed, the nose veered to the left. He applied right rudder to correct, and the airplane began to roll to the right. The right landing gear collapsed and the right wing contacted the runway surface. Post accident examination of the airplane by the Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any mechanical anomalies. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right aileron.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing.

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