NTSB Identification: LAX85LA331.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29856.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 27, 1985 in TAOHOMA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G, registration: N6277Z
Injuries: 3 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.

ON JULY 27, 1985 A FLOAT EQUIPPED CESSNA TU206G LANDED ON CHOPPY WATER, NOSED OVER AND SANK AT THE SEAPLANE BASE IN LAKE TAHOE, CA. THE PILOT AND 1 PASSENGER WERE NOT INJURED. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT TIME WATER CONDITIONS WERE MODERATE CHOP WITH WAVES 2 TO 5 FT IN HEIGHT AND 20 KNOT WINDS. THE PILOT STATED THAT THEN 5 TO 6 FT ABOVE THE WATER, THE SEAT SLID BACK CAUSING THE CONTROL YOKE TO COME BACK. THE TAIL NOSED OVER INTO THE WATER AND SANK.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE,SEAT..NOT ENGAGED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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