NTSB Identification: SEA94FA111.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 30, 1994 in GOLD BAR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G, registration: N732JK
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING THE AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE ON A MOUNTAIN LAKE, THE PILOT NOTED THAT THE RIGHT SIDE GEAR DOWN LIGHT FLICKERED. THE PILOT ABORTED THE LANDING AND DURING THE CLIMBING LEFT TURN OUT OF THE VALLEY, THE AIRPLANE COLLIDED WITH TREES. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DETERMINED THAT BOTH LANDING GEAR WHEELS WERE IN THE RETRACTED POSITION, AND THAT AN ELECTRICAL SHORT IN THE SYSTEM TO THE RIGHT SIDE FLOAT RESULTED IN THE FLICKERING LIGHT.

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

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SHORT. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN AND PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES NOT FOLLOWED.

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