NTSB Identification: CHI86LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32023.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 20, 1986 in KEEGO HARBOR, MI
Aircraft: REPUBLIC RC-3, registration: N113G
Injuries: 1 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, AS HE WAS PREPARING TO LAND ON A LAKE AND WAS AT AN ALTITUDE OF APPROXIMATELY 100 FEET, HE NOTICED THAT HE DID NOT HAVE FULL FLAPS DOWN. HE THEN REACHED DOWN, AND BY ERROR, LOWERED THE LANDING GEAR INSTEAD OF THE FLAPS. DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT IMMEDIATELY FLIPPED OVER, SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE WINGS AND HULL.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WHEELS DOWN LANDING IN WATER..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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