NTSB Identification: MIA89LA005.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37826.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 06, 1988 in MIAMI, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: REPUBLIC RC-3, registration: N3263G
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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 STATED THAT HE WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE ELEVATOR TRIM AND ELECTED TO LAND THE AMPHIBIOUS ACFT IN THE BAY. HE ACKNOWLEDGED AND WITNESSES OBSERVED HIM LOWER THE LANDING GEAR PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON THE WATER. THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED INVERTED UPON TOUCHDOWN.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS DOWN LANDING IN WATER..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CHECKLIST..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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