NTSB Identification: ANC84LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25305.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 1984 in PALMER, AK
Aircraft: MAULE M-5, registration: N347X
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 PILOT ATTEMPTED HIS FIRST WATER TAKE-OFF OF THE SEASON WITH THE AIRCRAFT LOADED OVER GROSS WITH AN AFT CG. UNABLE TO ATTAIN SUFFICIENT AIRSPEED TO CLEAR TALL TREES BORDERING THE WATERWAY, HE ATTEMPTED TO TURN AROUND AND LAND IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THE AIRCRAFT STALLED IN THE TURN, RECOVERED, BUT COLLIDED WITH TREES AND IMPACTED AT THE WATER'S EDGE.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

ABORTED TAKEOFF..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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