NTSB Identification: NYC88LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36277.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, November 06, 1987 in NEW BEDFORD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA U206F, registration: N8384Q
Injuries: 5 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 CESSNA U206F WAS TAKING OFF FROM A HARBOR. AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE IT EXPERIENCED A 40 KNOT AIRSPEED LOSS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE AND WAS FORCED TO LAND ON A BEACH. THE ACFT FLIPPED OVR AFTER A PONTOON CAUGHT A ROCK. A WITNESS ON SHORE OBSERVED THE ACFT TKOF AND MAKE A LOW TURN DIRECTLY DOWNWIND. HE SAID THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KTS AND GUSTY. THE NEW BEDFORD ATCT INDICATED THAT THE WINDS WERE GUSTING TO 35 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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