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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205137
Last updated: 12 June 2020
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Date:11-AUG-1990
Time:15:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic LA4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lake LA-4
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-LAK
C/n / msn: 54
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Admiralty Gulf, WA -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Admiralty Gulf, WA
Destination airport:Drysdale Station, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During the takeoff roll, the aircraft struck a wave, causing it to bounce into the air. When it settled back on the water it yawed to the left and slid sideways into another wave. The engine and its support pylon broke off at the fuselage and the aircraft began to sink. All occupants vacated the aircraft.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199000097/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27864/aair199000097.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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