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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240172
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Date:17-AUG-2020
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SREY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N502BK
C/n / msn: 1DK247
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Clear Lake, near League City, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:League City, TX
Destination airport:La Porte, TX (T41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the amphibious airplane reported that he had made a landing on the lake surface and then performed a step-taxi into the wind. He then applied full power to takeoff and the airplane hit a wave from a passing boat. When the airplane struck the second wave from the boat, the front of the airplane went under water. The nose of the airplane was ripped off. With the engine still running, the airplane nosed over and filled with water.
In his report the pilot noted that he had not set the airplane's trim properly and he failed to apply back pressure on the controls when he hit the boat wake. He also noted that there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200817X14856&key=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVf1lj0sACE
FAA

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N502BK
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/registration/N502BK (photo)

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2020 03:02 Geno Added
18-Aug-2020 16:26 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
18-Aug-2020 19:02 Geno Updated [Source]
23-Sep-2020 11:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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