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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68365
Last updated: 22 April 2018
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Type:Avid Catalina
Registration: N1945J
C/n / msn: 170AB
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Inks Lake, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Inks Lake, TX
Destination airport:Burnet, TX (BMQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The amphibian airplane had a known history of taking on water when operating on the water. On the day of the accident, the pilot attempted to take off, but was unable. He had commented to a witness that he could not take off due to the water in the plane. The pilot removed the airplane from the lake and attempted to drain the water for about 15 minutes before he attempted another takeoff. Witnesses observed the airplane accelerate across the lake, pull up into a steep angle to about 50 feet, and then bank left into the water. Due to impact damage, inspectors on scene could not determine how water may have leaked into the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilotís decision to take off with a known airframe deficiency.



Revision history:

30-Sep-2009 21:01 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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