NTSB Identification: DEN84FA294.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27051.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 1984 in FORT PECK, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: CGZWQ
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF FROM A CALM PART OF RESERVOIR. THE WAVE HEIGHTS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE 4 TO 6 FEET. THE ARFT STRUCK SEVERAL WAVES DURING THE TAKEOFF RUN. THE RT WING TIP DRAGGED IN THE WATER CAUSING THE ACFT TO NOSE OVER. THE ACFT CAME TO REST INVERTED, PARTIALLY SUBMERGED. THE PLT PULLED HIS SON AND DAUGHTER FROM THE ACFT BEFORE HE DROWNED.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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