AAIB investigation to Maule MX-7-180C, N1052U
- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 April 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 4 February 2015
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - fixed wing
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Maule MX-7-180C
- Strathaven Airfield, South Lanarkshire
Struck trees after engine failure whilst landing at Strathaven Airfield on 4 February 2015.
The aircraft was landing at Strathaven Airfield. The final approach seemed satisfactory to the pilot but when he glanced at the airspeed indicator, he saw that he was below his target speed. However, when he tried to increase power, the engine stopped and the aircraft stalled, hitting some trees before coming to rest in a field. The pilot considers that either carburettor ice or water in the fuel may have been responsible for the engine stoppage.
Published: 9 April 2015
Date of occurrence: 4 February 2015