NTSB Identification: MKC85LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28800.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 07, 1985 in LINCOLN, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N1756R
Injuries: 3 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.

SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF IN AN ACFT WITH AMPHIBIOUS LANDING GEAR. THE PLT CANCELLED HIS FLT PLAN AND HAD THE TWR CHECK THE LANDING GEAR. HE THEN MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A LAKE WITH THE WHEELS RETRACTED. ONE WHEEL WAS NOT FULLY RETRACTED AT TOUCHDOWN AND THE ACFT VEERED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT. THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE LANDING GEAR/FLOATS,RIGHT WING AND STRUT AND RIGHT HORIZONTAL STABILIZER. INSPECTION REVEALED THE GEAR ATTACHMENT BOLTS WERE SHEARED OFF.

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

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..FAILURE,PARTIAL

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

GEAR RETRACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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