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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165379
Last updated: 29 May 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey LSX
Registration: N657G
C/n / msn: 1004
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Idamere, near Tavares, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Apopka, FL
Destination airport:Tavares, FL
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he positioned his airplane to land in an area on a lake with light ripples. During the landing attempt, the airplane bounced and the pilot attempted to continue the landing instead of immediately initiating a go around. The pilot stated that he then elected to perform a go around; however, there was not enough room to clear the trees at the end of the lake. The airplane subsequently impacted the tree line and came to rest.

Post-accident examination of the airplane revealed that both wing leading edges and the empennage incurred substantial damage. The pilot did not report any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper landing flare resulting in a bounced landing and his delay in performing a go around which resulted in a collision with trees.


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Revision history:

10-Apr-2014 19:25 gerard57 Added
10-Apr-2014 19:26 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
10-Apr-2014 22:52 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:03 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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