NTSB Identification: NYC87LA239.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35937.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 23, 1987 in BINGHAM, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-12D, registration: N96241
Injuries: 2 Minor.
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 PLT RPRTD HE WAS TAKING OFF FROM A LAKE & WAS CLIMBING THRU ABOUT 200-300 FT AGL WHEN THE ACFT ENCTRD A SEVERE DOWNDRAFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE FLOAT PLANE COLLIDED WITH RISING TERRAIN. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS RPRTD. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTH AT 10 GUSTING 15 KTS. A WITNESS STATED THE ACFT APPEARED TO BE BUFFETED BY WINDS AFTER IT BECAME AIRBORNE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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