NTSB Identification: FTW72DRD17
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA A185E, registration: N5818J

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3360  71/12/15   LEEVILLE,LA         CESSNA A185E        CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 31, 3557
        TIME - 1115                    N5818J              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 681 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          E.TIMBALIER ISLE,LA         MORGAN CITY,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    TAKEOFF: RUN
           NOSE OVER/DOWN                                           TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
           TERRAIN - HIDDEN OBSTRUCTIONS
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           TERRAIN - OTHER
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      79
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          180                                                       18
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- FLOAT EQUIPPED.ATTEMPTED T/O IN UNMARKED CHANNEL,LOW TIDE,STRONG L X-WIND.HIT SUBMERGED SAND BAR.

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