NTSB Identification: SEA96LA054.
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Accident occurred Saturday, February 10, 1996 in ASHLAND, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1997
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N690
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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While making a water landing in a ten knot 90 degree crosswind, the dual student allowed the aircraft to touch down in about a ten degree crab, and the aircraft bounced hard from right to left. The flight instructor (CFI) took remedial action, but was unable to keep the aircraft from bouncing hard enough to cause damage to the horizontal stabilizer.

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

the dual student's improper touchdown, and the instructor's delayed remedial action. The crosswind was a related factor.

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