NTSB Identification: CHI83LA284.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22397.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in CRANE LAKE, MN
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-12D, registration: N96333
Injuries: 2 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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHILE HE WAS TAKING OFF ON AN EASTERLY HEADING, THE FLOAT PLANE WAS ON THE STEP & BECAME AIRBORNE SOONER THAN HE EXPECTED. WHILE HE WAS CORRECTING THE STITUATION BY LOWERING THE NOSE, THE LEFT FLOAT DUG INTO THE WATER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THERE WAS DAMAGE TO THE FLOAT, STRUT, LEFT WING & EMPENNAGE. APRX 15 MIN EAST AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN, THE 1750 CDT WIND WAS FROM 130 DEG AT 10 KTS.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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