NTSB Identification: LAX82FA313
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, August 23, 1982 in 5NM SW OF MCNEA, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/23/1983
Aircraft: MAULE M-6-235, registration: N56493
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER TAKEOFF THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED IN A RIGHT TURN WITH AN ABNORMALLY NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE ACFT APPEAREDTO STALL & SLIDE TOWARD THE LEFT WING. BEFORE A RECOVERY COULD BE COMPLETED THE LEFT WING & NOSE HIT SIMULTANEOUSLY AT A 45 DEG ANGLE IN SOFT GROUND. A WITNESS STATED THE PLT HAD SAID HE WAS GOING TO BUZZ THE PERSONS REMAINING ON THE GROUND. A DENSITY ALTITUDE OF 7,000 FT WAS CALCULATED.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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