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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70218
Last updated: 8 November 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: N969TF
C/n / msn: 1DK249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:200 yards off shore in the Blind Pass area of the Gulf of Mexico, FL -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Pine Island, FL (1FA3)
Destination airport:Pine Island, FL (1FA3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was flying about 100 feet above the surface of the water, 300 to 400 feet offshore. As he entered a 180-degree turn he forgot to add power and the airplane lost 70 feet of altitude. The pilot then completed the turn about 30 feet above the water and at 40 miles per hour airspeed, and felt that “adding power did not seem appropriate” as he was “heading toward the beach with people everywhere.” The pilot then elected to allow the airplane to stall and crash into the water. A wreckage examination was conducted by the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector who found no prexisting mechanical abnormalities or failures with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to add power during a low-level turn, which resulted in a loss of airspeed and a subsequent stall.



Revision history:

29-Nov-2009 19:02 RobertMB Added
30-Nov-2009 16:59 RobertMB Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 17:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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