NTSB Identification: SEA83LA013
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 24, 1982 in MADRAS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1983
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C, registration: N312X
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 REPORTED THAT HE MADE AN OFF-AIRPORT LANDING IN A GRASS FIELD THAT WAS SOFT AND WET. THE FIELD WAS SQUARE SHAPED AND MEASURED ABOUT 1500 FT ON EACH SIDE. WHILE LANDING TOWARD THE WEST, HE SAW THE END OF THE FIELD APPROACHING AND APPLIED HEAVY BRAKING TO REDUCE HIS SPEED. AT THAT TIME, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THERE WAS NO WIND. ABOUT 28 MILES NORTH AT A WEATHER STATION, THE WIND WAS FROM 160 DEGREES.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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