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NTSB Identification: GAA15CA068
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, May 04, 2015 in Hartland, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/08/2015
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N2724X
Injuries: 2 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 during a landing to a lake, the float equipped airplane hit the water, porpoised, and flipped over. The pilot reported that the airplane "flipped over like a ground loop" and subsequently sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

The pilot reported no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.


The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
  • Abnormal runway contact which precipitated a loss of control and nose-over.