Accident Maule MX-7-180 N5663U, Friday 5 July 1996
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Date:Friday 5 July 1996
Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic M7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Maule MX-7-180
Registration: N5663U
MSN: 11023-C
Total airframe hrs:2120 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-C1F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Newport, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Everett, WA (KPAE)
Destination airport:(KONP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Just as the pilot began the landing flare, the passenger attempted to adjust his position in his seat. While trying to adjust his position, the passenger inadvertently depressed the rudder pedal and held it in that position. As the aircraft responded to the rudder deflection, the pilot attempted a go-around, but was unable to maintain control with the rudder remaining in the deflected position. The aircraft crashed into trees before the go-around was completed.

Probable Cause: the passenger's inadvertent activation of the aircraft's rudder, which resulted in a loss of directional control and collision with a tree during an attempted go-around (aborted landing).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA96LA142
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report




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