NTSB Identification: ANC98LA147.
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Accident occurred Friday, September 11, 1998 in BIG LAKE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/16/2001
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12D, registration: N43140
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The certificated private pilot was conducting touch and go landings in a float equipped airplane. The pilot indicated that during the landing approach, the airplane developed a sink rate that 'felt mushy.' The pilot added engine power and aligned the airplane with the water. The right wing dropped, and the tip of the right float dug into the water. The right float assembly was torn off the fuselage, and the right wing struck the water. The airplane then sank.

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

The pilot's inadvertent stall/mush.

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