NTSB Identification: SEA95LA202.
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Accident occurred Saturday, September 02, 1995 in BLAKELY ISLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1996
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N62SJ
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING THE WATER TAKEOFF THE WINDS CHANGED FROM A HEADWIND TO A QUARTERING TAILWIND. ONE FLOAT DUG INTO THE WATER, AND THE AIRCRAFT TURNED TOWARD THE SHORE. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT IMPACTED THE SHORELINE.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS DURING TAKEOFF. A FACTOR WAS THE SUDDEN CHANGE IN WIND DIRECTION.

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