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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39247
Last updated: 1 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Registration: N6115P
C/n / msn: 1MK120
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Selby Beach, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:NONE
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
While returning from a local flight, the pilot established the airplane on a straight-in-approach for a water landing. Approximately 300 feet msl and 75 mph, the pilot configured the airplane with 20 degrees of flaps, and reset the elevator trim. After the airplane cleared a tree-covered hill to the northeast, the pilot retarded the throttle to idle. The airplane contacted the water, dragged its tail, and became airborne. The airplane then contacted the water for a second time in a nose-low attitude, and nosed over. After the accident, flight control continuity was verified, and the engine was run on the airframe, at takeoff power, for 5 minutes. The pilot did not have a single engine sea rating. Federal Aviation Regulations exempt pilots of experimental aircraft from needing a rating in the category of aircraft they are operating.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during the landing sequence, which resulted in the airplane contacting the water in a nose low attitude.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
11-Apr-2017 13:10 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
26-Nov-2017 12:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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