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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 269817
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PA18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
Owner/operator:Aquitaine Hydravions
Registration: F-GNMD
MSN: 18-8209009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Biscarrosse -   France
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lake Biscarrosse
Destination airport:Lake Biscarrosse
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the ninth landing of the day, in the middle of Lake Biscarrosse, the pilot of the float-equipped Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub lost control during the flare. The sinking of the right wing as well as the lack of effectiveness of the ailerons, described by the pilot, suggest that the airplane stalled asymmetrically. The pilot failed to regain control of the aircraft prior to contact with the surface of the water. The floats broke on impact and the aircraft sank rapidly.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Jun 2004 F-GNMD 0 Graissac - 12 sub


Photo of F-GNMD courtesy

Toulouse - Francazal (LFBF)
6 September 2016; (c) T.Laurent

Revision history:

23-Nov-2021 16:27 gerard57 Added
23-Nov-2021 16:30 gerard57 Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Dec-2021 18:02 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
03-Dec-2021 18:02 harro Updated [Narrative]
27-Jun-2022 10:10 harro Updated [Narrative, Accident report]

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