NTSB Identification: CHI94FA258.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 01, 1994 in OSHKOSH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/12/1995
Aircraft: KEUTHAN, CHARLES J. BUCCANEER II, registration: N5296C
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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.

The pilot was demonstrating the capabilities of the experimental amphibious airplane to the passenger. The pilot reported that during the initial climb following her second water touch-and-go landing, the airplane was approaching the trees on the edge of the lake. She attempted to turn but the airplane descended and impacted the water. A witness reported the airplane stalled and the wing struck the water.

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

the pilot's inadvertent stall of the airplane. Factors were the tailwind condition and the pilot's inadequate compensation for the tailwind.

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