NTSB Identification: ATL04CA182.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 10, 2004 in Gainesville, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/28/2006
Aircraft: Maule M4-210C, registration: N270JM
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was performing takeoffs and landings that morning at Gainesville Regional Airport. The pilot was in the left seat and the pilot-rated passenger was following along on the controls from the right seat. The airplane made a normal approach to land on runway 06. According to the pilot, during the landing rollout the pilot-rated passenger inadvertently applied both wheel brakes and the airplane nosed over. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. Examination of the wreckage revealed damage to the propeller, engine mounts, cowling, right wing, left wing tip, vertical fin, rudder and windshield.

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

The pilot-rated passenger's inadvertent interference with the flight controls during landing, which resulted in a loss of control and the airplane nosed over.

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