NTSB Identification: SEA98LA180.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1998 in LINCOLN CITY, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/2000
Aircraft: Taylorcraft BC12-D, registration: N46TC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that at touchdown, during a landing to the northwest, a 'major unexpected wind gust from the right' tipped the floatplane and its left wing dipped into the water. The floatplane then nosed down, then settled back upright on its floats. The pilot reported winds as northwesterly at about 8 knots, but was unable to estimate gust strength. The pilot indicated that no mechanical malfunction or failure was involved.

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

The pilot's inadequate remedial action to correct for a crosswind gust. The crosswind gust was a factor.

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