NTSB Identification: LAX84LA271.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24973.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 28, 1984 in VACAVILLE, CA
Aircraft: MAULE M-4-220C, registration: N40329
Injuries: 2 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 FLIGHT WAS CONDUCTED FOR A SALES DEMONSTRATION. BOTH OCCUPANTS WERE PILOTS. TWO LANDINGS WERE PERFORMED BY THE ACFT OWNER. THE THIRD LANDING WAS PERFORMED BY THE PROSPECTIVE BUYER AND DURING TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT BOUNCED. THE OWNER APPLIED POWER TO RECOVER. THE BUYER APPLIED RIGHT BRAKE. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY, GROUND LOOPED AND WENT INTO A DITCH.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..OTHER PERSON

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INITIATED..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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