NTSB Identification: SEA83LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20523.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 19, 1983 in RICHMOND BEACH, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172PII, registration: N54274
Injuries: 2 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 FLOAT PLANE OVERTURNED DURING A GLASSY WATER LANDING. THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED BUT THE PILOT AND PASSENGER WERE NOT INJURED. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND,THE ACFT CONTACTED THE WATER IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE AND TWISTED IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION. THE RIGHT FLOAT FILLED WITH WATER AND THE PILOT AND PASSENGER DONNED LIFE VESTS. BOTH OCCUPANTS EXITED THE LEFT DOOR OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT ROLLED OVER INVERTED AND FILLED WITH WATER. ONLY THE BOTTOM OF THE FLOATS WERE VISIBLE ON THE WATERS SURFACE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WATER LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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