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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145816
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Owner/operator:Moonbeam Leasing
Registration: N252JB
C/n / msn: 1DK 062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Jesup, Seminole county, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sanford, FL (SFB)
Destination airport:Leesburg, FL (LEE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he departed from a hard-surfaced runway for a flight to, and touch-and-go landing on, a lake approximately about 3 miles away. The touchdown on the lake was normal, but immediately after making contact with the water, the airplane abruptly decelerated and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the nose and fuselage. Postaccident examination revealed that the landing gear was in the extended and locked position; however, the position of the landing gear switch at impact could not be confirmed because of possible movement during the shutdown and recovery. Initially, the pilot stated that he "forgot to put the wheels up." Later, he reported that he raised the gear after the departure. However, no preaccident mechanical malfunction or failures were found that would have precluded normal gear retraction for a water landing. Thus, based on the evidence that the airplane nosed over immediately after touchdown and that the landing gear was extended and locked after impact, it is likely that the landing gear was not retracted after takeoff.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to ensure that the landing gear was retracted for the water landing.




Revision history:

24-May-2012 12:32 gerard57 Added
24-May-2012 18:51 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Narrative]
24-May-2012 19:11 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2012 02:56 afm10 Updated [Location, Narrative]
25-May-2012 20:39 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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