NTSB Identification: NYC91LA243.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45845.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 21, 1991 in WILTON, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/27/1993
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4, registration: N1012L
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 PILOT SAID WHEN HE LANDED ON ROUGH WATER THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED AND THE RIGHT WING TIP CONTACTED THE WATER. THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER AND SANK.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM A BOUNCED LANDING ON ROUGH WATER WHICH RESULTED IN THE RIGHT WING TIP CONTACTING THE WATER CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO NOSE OVER AND SINK. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE, THE PILOT'S LOW TIME AND EXPERIENCE IN THIS TYPE AIRCRAFT.

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