NTSB Identification: NYC91LA157.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43658.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 26, 1991 in LAKE PLACID, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/24/1993
Aircraft: MAULE M6, registration: N56476
Injuries: 2 Minor,1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT WAS LANDING WITH A GUSTY CROSSWIND FROM THE LEFT OF APPROXIMATELY 50 DEGREES. THE AIRPLANE DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, THE PILOT CORRECTED TO THE LEFT, AND THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN RIGHT OF THE CENTERLINE. THE AIRPLANE THEN DRIFTED LEFT AND PARALLELED THE RUNWAY. POWER WAS APPLIED FOR A GO-AROUND BUT THE LEFT WING CAME UP AND THE RIGHT WING DRAGGED ON THE GROUND. THE AIRPLANE THEN SETTLED ON BOTH MAIN WHEELS AND CAME TO STOP, NOSING OVER. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE PILOT SAID HIS SON IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT WAS BRACING HIMSELF ON THE RUDDER PEDALS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO PROPERLY COMPENSATE FOR THE WINDS WHICH RESULTED IN A LOSS OF CONTROL DURING LANDING. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: CONTROL INTERFERENCE FROM A PASSENGER AND GUSTY CROSSWINDS.
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