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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220459
Last updated: 19 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Registration: N24YD
C/n / msn: 1DK427C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:American River, Sacramento, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Napa, CA (APC)
Destination airport:Sacramento, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
On January 2, 2019, about 1130 Pacific standard time, an experimental Progressive Aerodyne Searey amphibious airplane, N24YD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sacramento, California. The private pilot received minor injuries and the passenger succumbed to injuries sustained in the accident 14 days later. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.
During a telephone conversation, the pilot reported that he had departed from Napa County Airport (APC), Napa, California, about 1050 with the intent of landing on the American River. After takeoff, he became distracted when he heard another airplane taking off in his direction and he forgot to retract the landing gear. When he arrived at the river, he conducted a normal approach and extended the flaps to 20. He verbally announced that the landing gear was retracted, but he did not visually confirm it. Just before touchdown, the pilot realized that the landing gear had not been retracted, and the airplane touched down on the water with the gear extended. The airplane nosed down and became partially submerged. The pilot reported that he experienced difficulty egressing the airplane and was not able to egress until after it had partially sank. He then extracted the passenger from the airplane.





Revision history:

02-Jan-2019 21:17 Geno Added
02-Jan-2019 21:26 Geno Updated [Source]
02-Jan-2019 23:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Damage]
03-Jan-2019 00:36 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Jan-2019 06:41 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
03-Jan-2019 09:17 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
04-Jan-2019 10:39 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2019 11:15 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
20-Jan-2019 08:39 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 12:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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