NTSB Identification: FTW85LA189.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28390.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 20, 1985 in SLIDELL, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N93485
Injuries: 1 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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A WATER LANDING, THE LEFT FLOAT DRAGGED, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO 'PULL IT OUT' & STARTED TO ADD POWER TO GO AROUND. HOWEVER, HE SAW POWER LINES AHEAD & REALIZED THAT A GO-AROUND WAS NOT POSSIBLE. HE SAID HE 'PLANTED IT BACK ON THE WATER' & THEN THE ACFT NOSED OVER. WITNESSES REPORTED THE PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON THE WATERWAY WHEN A BOAT APPROACHED FROM THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THE PLT ADDED POWER TO GO-AROUND AND VEERED THE ACFT TO THE RIGHT AT WHICH TIME THE RIGHT FLOAT CAUGHT AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT USED POOR JUDGEMENT IN ATTEMPTING A LANDING ON THE EDEN ISLE WATERWAY WHICH AN UNAPPROVED WATERWAY FOR SEAPLANE OPERATIONS.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UNAPPROVED

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