NTSB Identification: MIA00LA240.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 17, 2000 in PENSACOLA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2001
Aircraft: Lake LA-4, registration: N2015L
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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The pilot receiving instruction did not obtain the proper touch down point during a water landing resulting in a bounced landing. The CFI stated he failed to initiate a go-around in sufficient time, which resulted in an in-flight collision with trees, water, and a subsequent nose down of the seaplane in the water.

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

The pilot receiving instruction failure to achieve the proper touch down point during a water landing, and the CFI's improper supervision and failure to initiate a go-around in sufficient time to avoid and in-flight collision with trees, water, and subsequent nose down.

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