NTSB Identification: SEA89LA024.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37909.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 06, 1988 in KETCHIKAN, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180J, registration: N46602
Injuries: 1 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 HAD PLANNED TO TAXI THE FLOATPLANE FROM ONE RAMP TO ANOTHER FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING AN ANNUAL INPN & TO DOCK THE PLANE AT BETTER FACILITIES. SHE FOUND THE FLOAT RUDDER PULLEY TO BE INOPERATIVE. A DECISION WAS THEN MADE TO FLY THE PLANE FROM ITS ORIGINAL RAMP TO THE NEW LOCATION. DURING A TURN TO REVERSE DIRECTION AT ABOUT 150 TO 200 FT AGL,THE AIRCRAFT 'QUIT FLYING' & DESCENDED TO THE WATER.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



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