NTSB Identification: NYC85LA218.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28463.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 21, 1985 in MILLINOCKET, ME
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-95, registration: N3287Z
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 HE WAS DEPARTING FROM SOUTH TWIN LAKE IN WINDS THAT WERE FROM 270 DEG AT 12 GUSTING 20 KTS. AFTER THE ACFT LIFTED OFF THE WATER, HE STARTED A SLIGHT TURN. HE STATED THAT AT ABOUT THAT TIME, A GUST OF WIND SIMULTANEOUSLY LIFTED THE NOSE & A WING, CAUSING THE ACFT TO STALL. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE LAKE & WAS DAMAGED.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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