ANC10CA098
ANC10CA098

The floatplane was taking off from a seaplane base and encountered a gust of wind, which lifted the right wing. The pilot was unable to maintain control, and the airplane nosed over, sustaining substantial damage on impact with the water. About ten minutes prior to takeoff, recorded wind near the seaplane base was from 030 degrees at 24 knots gusting to 38 knots, with peak winds of 43 knots. The pilot indicated that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane in reference to the accident flight.

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