NTSB Identification: NYC82FNA14
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, May 30, 1982 in METHUEN, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/30/1983
Aircraft: THURSTON TEAL TSC-1A, registration: N2002T
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 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.

THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS ON A RIVER IN AN AMPHIBIAN AIRCRAFT. AFTER A LANDING, THE PILOT COMMENCEDA HIGH SPEED TAXI TAKEOFF. WHEN VIOLENT SHAKING STARTED THE PILOT REDUCED POWER, PULLED BACK THE STICK, AND LANDED. THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE LANDING WHEELS WERE FOUND IN THE DOWN POSITION.

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

GEAR EXTENSION..INADVERTENT USE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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