NTSB Identification: MKC89LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39551.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 28, 1989 in EVELETH, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA U206, registration: N9627G
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 TOOK THE ACFT FOR A LOCAL FLIGHT TO INCLUDE LANDINGS ON ELY LAKE WITHOUT THE ASSISTANCE OF A FLT INSTRUCTOR. WITNESSES OBSVRD THE ACFT BOUNCE HARD DURING THE FIRST LANDING ATTEMPT. THEY FURTHER OBSERVED THE ACFT SETTLE RIGHT WING AND FLOAT LOW UNTIL IMPACTING THE WATER AGAIN. DURING THE SUBSEQUENT WATER IMPACT THE ACFT NOSED OVER INVERTED. THE PILOT HAD NOT MAINTAINED CURRENCY IN THE ACFT, WITH FLT RECORDS INDICATING NO SIMILAR FLT SINCE AUGUST, 1988. POST-IMPACT INSPECTION OF THE ACFT FAILED TO REVEAL ANY PRE-IMPACT FAILURE/MALFUNCTION.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER FLARE DURING THE WATER LANDING. THE PILOT'S LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN SEAPLANE OPERATIONS AND THE LACK OF EXPERIENCE IN THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACCIDENT.

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