NTSB Identification: CHI86FER06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30920.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 29, 1986 in BRAINERD, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N6559A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

A WITNESS REPORTED SEEING THE FLOATPLANE DESCENDING 'ABNORMALLY' IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE JUST PRIOR TO WATER IMPACT. THE PLT REPORTED MAKING THE APCH TO THE LAKE IN A NOSE UP ATTITUDE WITH PARTIAL POWER ON. THE PLT REMEMBERS NO FURTHER EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ACCIDENT BUT RECALLED NEVER HEARING THE STALL WARNING. BOTH THE PLT AND PASSENGER WERE THROWN THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD ON IMPACT. NEITHER WORE SEAT BELTS. THE PASSENGERS, A NON-SWIMMER, SUBSEQUENTLY DROWNED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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