NTSB Identification: NYC00LA011.
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Accident occurred Saturday, October 09, 1999 in N. EAST CARRY, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172I, registration: N35669
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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During a water takeoff run, the airplane became airborne, the right wing dipped, and the right float hit a wave. The airplane became airborne again, then rolled right, and flipped over. The takeoff was attempted under gusty wind and rough water conditions, with swells in excess of 3 feet. The pilot wrote that the indicated airspeed after becoming airborne was 'not good,' and that he probably should have waited for the wind and water conditions to improve.

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

The pilot's decision to attempt a takeoff under gusty wind and rough water conditions.

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