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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 197011
Last updated: 24 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic FOX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
SkyStar Kitfox Series 7
Registration: N302DM
C/n / msn: S70407064
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pend Oreille River, Bonner County SE of Priest River, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sandpoint, ID (SZT)
Destination airport:Sandpoint, ID (SZT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during a water landing, “immediately upon touchdown, the tail came up to the right and the plane veered left.” He added that he applied “hard left aileron,” but the right wing tip impacted the water, and the airplane spun to a stop.
The fuselage and both wings sustained substantial damage. 
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
An automated weather observation station 14 nautical miles northeast from the accident site reported, about the time of the accident, wind from 170° at 6 knots. The pilot reported the wind was variable at 5 knots, gusting to 11 knots. He added that the landing direction was to the southeast.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain lateral/bank control during the landing in variable gusting wind conditions.



Revision history:

27-Jul-2017 23:43 Geno Added
28-Jul-2017 08:25 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Source]
28-Jul-2017 08:26 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type]
28-Jul-2017 08:28 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
28-Jul-2017 09:11 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
16-Nov-2017 07:44 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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