NTSB Identification: CHI83LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21249.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 19, 1983 in FOND DU LAC, WI
Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-44, registration: N99431
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 BECAME PREOCCUPIED WITH A MINOR ELECTRICAL PROBLEM AND DID NOT RAISE THE LANDING GEAR BEFORE MAKING A LANDING ON WATER. UPON WATER CONTACT, THE LANDING GEAR EFFECTED ENOUGH DRAG TO NOSE THE AIRCRAFT OVER.

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

WHEELS DOWN LANDING IN WATER..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

GEAR RETRACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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