NTSB Identification: WPR11CA105
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 21, 2011 in Redding, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/08/2011
Aircraft: LANTZ LAKE TAHOE SPECIAL, registration: N48VP
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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 pilot reported that, following an uneventful water landing on a lake, the amphibious airplane was slowing down and transitioning from the step when he heard a loud noise followed by an immediate yaw to the right. Subsequently the right wing struck the water, which was followed by the pilot applying power in an attempt to raise the wing. However, the pilot was unsuccessful and elected to turn off the engine and ordered his passengers to exit the airplane. Shortly after the pilot exited the airplane, he observed it roll over upside down in the water and noticed that the right wing float was mostly separated from the wing structure. The pilot stated that he felt that the airplane had struck a floating log or some other debris in the lake during the landing. He further stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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

The airplane's unintentional collision with debris during a water landing.

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