NTSB Identification: SEA90LA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41141.
Accident occurred Friday, June 22, 1990 in RIVERSIDE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: MAULE M-5, registration: N9058E
Injuries: 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 PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON A ROAD THAT HE HAD PREVIOUSLY USED AS A LANDING SITE. HE SAID HE THOUGHT THERE WAS NO WIND, BUT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A SLIGHT TAILWIND. DURING THE LANDING, THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL DROPPED INTO A DITCH & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR A LANDING SITE AND HIS INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE WIND CONDITION. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE TAILWIND AND THE DITCH.
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