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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236276
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R172K Hawk XP
Registration: N612R
C/n / msn: R1722687
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rice Lake near Surfside Seaplane Base (8Y4), Lino Lakes, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Lino Lakes, MN (8Y4)
Destination airport:Lino Lakes, MN (8Y4)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot and flight instructor were conducting a local flight in the float equipped airplane from a seaplane base. The pilot stated that there was a crosswind from the southeast and he planned to takeoff to the southwest with a 30 left turn while "on step" to avoid the lake weed bloom in progress. The pilot added that during the takeoff attempt, with the airplane "on step," he made a left turn toward an opening in the weeds, swung around a buoy, then the airplane capsized. A witness reported that during the takeoff, the left float was higher than the right and the right wing dipped down. The pilot reported to the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector that the centrifugal force acting on the airplane and the left crosswind allowed the left wing to lift and the right float sunk into the water. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the engine mount. There were no reported mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


NTSB: (photo


Revision history:

21-May-2020 02:53 Geno Added
21-May-2020 02:54 Geno Updated [Source]
21-May-2020 04:19 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
02-Sep-2020 13:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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