NTSB Identification: NYC85LA188.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28124.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in SNOWPOND,SIDNEY, ME
Aircraft: LAKE LA-4, registration: N6668L
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT WAS ON STEP AND IN INDICATING ABOUT 45 KTS AIRSPEED. IT THEN ENCOUNTERED A BOAT WAKE AND BEGAN FLYING. THE ACFT PORPOISED 2 OR 3 TIMES AND THEN COLLIDED WITH THE WATER IN AN ESTIMATED 10 TO 15 DEG NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. THE PWR WAS OFF. DURING THE COLLISION, THE LEFT PONTOON BECAME DETACHED AND THE ACFT BEGAN TO FILL WITH WATER. THE ACFT SANK IN ABOUT 4 MINUTES ACCORDING TO THE PLT.

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

ABORTED TAKEOFF..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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