NTSB Identification: MIA87LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34694.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 02, 1987 in ST.AUGUSTINE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4-200, registration: N2878P
Injuries: 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.

DURING THE WATER TAKEOFF RUN THE PLT'S FORWARD VISIBILITY WAS MOMENTARILY LOST AS HE ROTATED THE ACFT ONTO THE STEP. WHEN VISIBILITY WAS REGAINED HE REALIZED THAT THE ACFT WAS HEADED TOWARDS THE SHORELINE & TURNED TO AVOID IT DURING WHICH THE RT WING TIP WAS DRAGGED CAUSING THE ACFT TO WATER LOOP.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WATER LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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