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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 35334
Last updated: 1 April 2019
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Date:23-SEP-1983
Time:16:10
Type:Lake LA-4-200 Buccaneer
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N1251L
C/n / msn: 749
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Eastsound, WA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Snohomish, WA (S43)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE GLASSY WATER DURING A LOW ALT MANEUVER. THE ACFT WAS OBSERVED BY WITNESSES TO DESCEND FROM ABOUT 100 FT IN A FLAT ATTITUDE,TOUCH DOWN,SKIM ALONG THE WATER THEN THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE OCCUPANTS WERE RECOVERED BY A SAILBOAT. ONE OF THE 3 SURVIVED. THE ACFT FLOATED A WHILE AND THEN SANK IN 240 FT OF WATER. THERE WERE CONSIDERABLE BIRD FEATHERS AMONG THE WRECKAGE DEBRIS. ATTEMPTS TO LOCATE AND RAISE THE ACFT WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X44697


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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