NTSB Identification: SEA90LA132.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41420.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 12, 1990 in BELLINGHAM, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/1992
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N6686L
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 AND HIS PASSENGER WERE DOING A SERIES OF LANDINGS ON LAKE WHATCOM. DURING THE SECOND TAKEOFF RUN, THE LAKE AMPHIBIAN STRUCK AND UNSEEN OBJECT, TEARING A HOLE IN THE HULL. THE AIRCRAFT SANK A FEW MINNUTES AFTER THE OCCUPANTS ESCAPED.

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

COLLISION WITH A SUBMERGED OBJECT.

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