NTSB Identification: NYC87FA015.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32781.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 15, 1986 in GREENVILLE, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N61438
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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.

TH PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED CROSSWINDS OF 20 KTS GUSTING TO 30 KTS AS THE ACFT WAS COMING OFF THE STEP DURING LIFTOFF IN THE OPEN LAKE. THE ACFT'S RIGHT WING WAS FORCED DOWN, THE RIGHT FLOAT STRUCK THE WATER WHICH RESULTED IN THE RIGHT WING CONTACTING THE WATER. THE ACFT THEN CARTWHEELED, CAME TO REST INVERTED AND SANK. THE PLT AND REAR SEAT PASSENGER ESCAPED. THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER WAS UNABLE TO ESCAPE AND DROWNED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



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