NTSB Identification: CHI84LA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26348.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 1984 in MEARS, MI
Aircraft: Lake LA-4-200, registration: N8003H
Injuries: 2 Minor,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 PILOT REPORTED THAT WHEN THE AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT REACHED 8 TO 10 FEET AGL DURING TAKEOFF, A X-WIND GUST CAUSED THE LEFT SPONSON TO CONTACT THE WATER SURFACE. THIS CAUSED LOSS OF CONTROL AND RESULTED IN THE PLANE CRASHING INVERTED IN THE LAKE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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