NTSB Identification: CHI05CA131.
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Accident occurred Monday, May 30, 2005 in West Bloomfield, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/13/2005
Aircraft: Cessna TU206G, registration: N95AK
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The amphibious-float equipped airplane was substantially damaged when the pilot attempted to land on a lake with the wheels extended. The airplane subsequently nosed over. The pilot reported that he departed a land-based airport and flew in the local area for approximately 30 minutes. He recalled raising the wheels after takeoff. The pilot stated that prior to returning to the departure airport for landing he decided to make a "quick splash [and] dash" at a lake. The pilot reported that he set-up for a touch and go landing on the water. He recalled the landing gear control lever and the gear position indictor lights were proper for a wheels-up (water) landing. He reportedly touched down at 40 miles-per-hour (mph) and the airplane "started to dig into the waves." Approximately 30 mph the airplane nosed over into the water. The pilot recalled seeing the wheels in the extended position and hearing the hydraulic motor running as he exited the aircraft after the accident. The landing gear and instrument indicator lights operated normally during a post-accident inspection.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's inadvertent water landing with the amphibious-float wheels extended causing the airplane to nose over. Full narrative available
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