NTSB Identification: CHI85LA333.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29079.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 10, 1985 in INT'L FALLS, MN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172XP, registration: N1254V
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 ACFT VEERED HARD TO THE RT & COLLIDED WITH THE WATER DURING TAKEOFF AT ABOUT 45 MPH. IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE LEFT FLOAT FAILED AND ALLOWED THE LEFT FLOAT TO TURN RT AND GO UNDER THE RT FLOAT.

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

LANDING GEAR,FLOAT ASSEMBLY..DISCONNECTED

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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