NTSB Identification: CHI88LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36187.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1988 in WARROAD, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC2-MK I, registration: N49771
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 DECIDED TO LAND IN THE LAKE APPROXIMATELY 1000 YDS FROM THE SEA PLANE BASE AND WAS ATTEMPTING A STEP-TAXI BACK TO THE BASE WHEN THE ACFT STRUCK A SAND BAR. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS TAXIING NEAR TALL GRASS WHERE HE THOUGHT THE WATER WAS DEEP ENOUGH TO TAXI ON, WHEN THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE SAND BAR. THE PILOT DID NOT NOTICE THE SAND BAR PRIOR TO BEGINNING HIS TAXI. AFTER THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE SAND BAR IT NOSED OVER TO AN INVERTED ATTITUDE IN THE WATER.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR

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