NTSB Identification: ATL84FA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25430.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 31, 1984 in MARIETTA, GA
Aircraft: MAULE M-6-235, registration: N56520
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLOAT EQUIPPED ACFT DEPARTED ON A SOUTHWESTERLY HEADING FROM THE LAKE. SURFACE WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM THE NORTH AT 8 KTS GUSTING TO 15. WITH FULL FLAPS EXTENDED THE ACFT GOT AIRBORNE AND CONTINUED A DOWNWIND CLIMB OVER A TREE LINE TO ABOUT 250 FT AGL. THE ACFT DECELERATED AND STALLED ENTERING AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT TO IMPACT IN THE UNIMPROVED GROUND IN A STEEP NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT FLIGHT MANUAL THE RECOMMENDED FLAP SETTING FOR TAKEOFF WAS THE SECOND NOTCH AND FOR CLIMB THE FIRST NOTCH.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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