NTSB Identification: FTW88LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38441.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1988 in MICO, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N666BK
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 HE WAS PRACTICING WATER LANDINGS IN THE LAKE.DURING A LANDING, THE AIRPLANE STARTED PORPOISING DUE TO THE WAKE OF A PASSING BOAT. THE AIRPLANE LANDED HARD. THE WINDSHEILD CRACKED AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO TAKE THE AIRPLANE TO THE HOME AIRPORT FOR FINAL LANDING. UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT, THE NOSE GEAR DOORS WOULD NOT OPEN. THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND WITH ONLY THE MAIN GEAR EXTENDED AND THE NOSE GEAR RETRACTED. AS THE AIRPLANE SLOWED DOWN AFTER LANDING, THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST ON THE RUNWAY.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

DOOR,LANDING GEAR..PREVIOUS DAMAGE


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