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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 76030
Last updated: 16 September 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: N914SR
C/n / msn: 1DK160
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jack Brown\'s Seaplane Base - F57, Lake Jessie, Winter Haven, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Winter Haven, FL (F57)
Destination airport:Winter Haven, FL (F57)
Investigating agency: NTSB
A witness observed the seaplane during the initial climbout from a lake with a high angle of attack. After barely clearing trees, it made a left climbing turn and appeared to join the base leg of the traffic pattern for either the runway or the lake. The seaplane made a steep left turn and entered a left spin, impacting the lake in a nose-down attitude. A review of the of the seaplane’s performance specifications indicated that the seaplane would stall at 38 mph in the accident configuration. A postaccident examination of airframe, flight controls, engine assembly, and accessories revealed no anomalies. There were additionally no mechanical or electrical problems noted with the engine during an engine run and examination.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed on approach for landing, resulting in an inadvertent stall/spin and collision with water.



Revision history:

03-Aug-2010 12:28 slowkid Added
03-Aug-2010 12:32 slowkid Updated [Cn, Location, Plane category, ]
03-Aug-2010 13:10 Anon. Updated [Cn, Location, Plane category, ]
14-Feb-2012 21:52 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 18:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]

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