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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 24 Mai 2017
Zeit:08:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Fluggesellschaft:Alaska Seaplanes
Kennzeichen: N1265U
Werknummer: 20800375
Baujahr: 2004
Betriebsstunden:2338
Triebwerk: 1 Honeywell TPE331-12JR
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Elfin Cove Seaplane Base, AK (ELV) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Juneau International Airport, AK (JNU/PAJN), USA
Flug nach:Elfin Cove SPB, AK (ELV/PAEL), USA
Unfallbericht:
The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that, during a water landing, he "misread the size of the swell". He added that, immediately after touchdown the airplane jumped a swell, which resulted in a tail low hard landing. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to recognize the magnitude of the swell size during landing, which resulted in
a tail-low hard water landing. "

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 244 days (8 months)
Accident number: GAA17CA332
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Juneau International Airport, AK to Elfin Cove SPB, AK as the crow flies is 104 km (65 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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