NTSB Identification: LAX87LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32007.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 18, 1986 in FOLSOM, CA
Aircraft: LAKE LA4-180, registration: N1118L
Injuries: 2 Serious,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.

DURING A LOCAL CROSS COUNTRY PLEASURE FLIGHT, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON LAKE FOLSOM. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN SETTLING IN THE WATER THEN NOSED OVER AND SANK. THE PILOT STATED HE FELT THERE WAS AN OBJECT IN THE WATER THAT WAS STRUCK. WITNESSES HOWEVER, STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ONCE BRIEFLY, PULLED UP, THEN ON THE SECOND TOUCHDOWN, IT NOSED OVER. ACCORDING TO ONE WITNESS, THE AIRCRAFT WAS LANDED WITH A QUARTERING TAIL WIND. APRX 12 MI NE, THE SACRAMENTO WIND WAS FROM 310 DEG AT 16 KTS.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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