NTSB Identification: NYC83FHJ01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19674.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 27, 1983 in SCHINNECOCK BAY, NY
Aircraft: HARRISON VOLMER VJ-22 AMPHIBIAN, registration: N3509
Injuries: 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.

WHILE GAINING SPEED ON STEP TO MAKE WATER TAKEOFF THE HULL OF THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH SOMETHING NOT SEEN IN THE WATERAND BEGAN TO SINK. THE AIRCRAFT FILLED WITH WATER AND SANK UNTIL IT RESTED ON THE BOTTOM WITH ONLY THE PROP TIP SHOWING THE WEATHER WAS VFR AND NO FLIGHT PLAN WAS FILED.

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

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