NTSB Identification: NYC02LA163.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, August 13, 2002 in Foxboro, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/17/2003
Aircraft: Niemann Champion II, registration: N7072X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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The pilot reported that he was attempting to land the floatplane on a lake. About 1 foot above the water, a light gust of wind lifted the left wing. The pilot did not correct for the wind, and the right float contacted the water. The floatplane subsequently flipped over and sank. The reported wind speed, at an airport approximately 10 miles away, was 4 knots.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the landing flare.

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