NTSB Identification: FTW85LA291.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29065.
Accident occurred Friday, July 12, 1985 in PATTERSON, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N9905N
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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 ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN IT WAS RAMMED BY A SPEED BOAT AFTER IT HAD LANDED ON A CANAL AND WAS WATER TAXIING TO ITS TIE DOWN AREA. THE BOAT CAME OUT OF A CROSSING CANAL AT HIGH SPEED AND STRUCK THE AMPHIB IN THE AREA OF THE LEFT FLOAT. THE BOAT OPERATOR STATED THAT HE EXITED THE CANAL AT HIGH SPEED IN ORDER TO CLEAR SOME SHALLOW WATER AND THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE ACFT DUE TO TREES EXTENDING INTO THE MAIN CANAL.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..DRIVER OF VEHICLE

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