NTSB Identification: CHI92FA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47886.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 30, 1992 in OSHKOSH, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: Teal TSC-1A2, registration: N76TJ
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WAVES ON THE LAKE WERE RUNNING TWO TO THREE FEET WHEN THE PILOT OF THE AMPHIBIAN AIRPLANE ATTEMPTED TO LAND. THE AIRPLANE PORPOISED ON INITIAL TOUCHDOWN AND THE PORPOISING CONTINUED WITH EACH BOUNCE BECOMING MORE SEVERE. THE LAST ENTRY INTO THE WATER WAS ON THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE. THE BOW OF THE HULL COLLAPSED AFT, THE AIRPLANE INVERTED, AND BEGAN TO SINK. THE OWNERS MANUAL STATED, 'NOTE THAT THE TEAL IS FAA APPROVED FOR OPERATION IN 12 INCH WAVES.'

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S NOT FOLLOWING PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES.

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