NTSB Identification: CHI05LA228.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, August 10, 2005 in Little Grand La, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/2006
Aircraft: Auseth Kitfox IV, registration: N912PJ
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 airplane experienced a hard landing breaking both floats. The uncertificated pilot attempted an aborted landing, and the airplane's left wing dropped and contacted water. The fracture of the forward float attachment point did not exhibit features consistent with a preexisting crack.

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

The inadequate flare during landing by the pilot.

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