NTSB Identification: ANC94LA073.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 30, 1994 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1995
Aircraft: MAULE M-5, registration: N373X
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD AND BOUNCED, AND HE BALKED THE LANDING. DURING THE SECOND LANDING HE MADE A 3-POINT WHEEL TOUCHDOWN. THE AIRPLANE ROLLED UNEVENTFULLY FOR A SHORT DISTANCE, THEN VEERED UNCONTROLLABLY OFF THE STRIP INTO A DITCH. THE RIGHT WHEEL TIRE WAS FOUND TO HAVE A SLIT AND WAS DEFLATED.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER LANDING TECHNIQUE WHICH RESULTED IN A HARD LANDING, TIRE FAILURE, AND EVENTUAL LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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