NTSB Identification: ATL98LA123.
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Accident occurred Monday, September 07, 1998 in HIAWASSEE, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/22/2001
Aircraft: Vertical Concepts Inc. SEAREY, registration: N39CS
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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

Prior to the accident, the pilot had been performing touch and go landings on a glassy lake. During the final landing, after touchdown, the seaplane nosed over inverted. When the airplane was retrieved from the lake, according to the pilot, he noted that the fiberglass hull had delaminated. The pilot believed the delamination resulted in the nose over on landing.

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

The delamination of the hull that resulted in a nose over during landing.

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