Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2008 Issue

May 9, 2008, Oljato, Utah, Maule M-5-235C

At about 1730 Mountain time the aircraft veered off a dirt runway while landing at an unimproved airstrip not depicted on aeronautical charts or served by roads. The airplane came to rest in a nose-down attitude with its propeller and right wing in the ground. The outboard portion of the airplane’s right wing and horizontal stabilizer were bent. Neither the private pilot nor the pilot-rated passenger was injured. Visual conditions prevailed.

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