On June 28, 1995, at 2300 Alaska daylight time, a wheel equipped Maule, M-5-235 airplane, N9104E, registered to and operated by the pilot, crashed into trees after aborting a landing and attempting a go-around at Glacier Park airstrip which is located 35 miles northeast of Palmer, Alaska. The personal flight, operating under 14 CFR Part 91, departed Palmer and the destination was Glacier Park airstrip. No flight plan was filed and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The private certificated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured and the airplane was substantially damaged. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
During a telephone interview with the pilot, he stated that his approach speed was a little fast. After touchdown he realized that he would not be able to stop the airplane before running off the end of the airstrip. He elected to perform a go-around by applying full power. The pilot stated that when it became obvious that the airplane would not clear the trees at the end of the airstrip, he "cut" the power and applied the brakes. The airplane rolled past the end of the airstrip and crashed into the trees.
The pilot stated that he had just purchased the airplane. He received approximately 3 hours of dual instruction 10 days earlier. He had 12 hours of total time in the Maule M-5-235 airplane.