NTSB Identification: SEA87LA138.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33969.
Accident occurred Friday, July 10, 1987 in LAKE CHELAN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N8593Q
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.

DURING TAKEOFF FROM THE WATER THE PLT NOTICED A LOG PROTRUDING OUT OF THE WATER. THE ACFT STRUCK THE LOG AND THE PLT ROTATED PREMATURELY, BECAME AIRBORNE, AND THEN DESCENDED STRIKING THE WATER HARD.

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

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..SUBMERGED OBJECT

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