Accident Skykits Corporation Savannah N63XT, 20 Sep 2010
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 288053
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Time:09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SVNH model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Skykits Corporation Savannah
Owner/operator:Skykits Corp
Registration: N63XT
MSN: 06-11-51-551
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Springville, Tennessee -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Paris-Henry County Airport, TN (PHT/KPHT)
Destination airport:Springville, TN (N/A)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The purpose of the flight was for the flight instructor to give instruction to the pilot and endorse him for a light sport aircraft sea rating. The flight instructor reported that during the initial landing on a lake, as the water line moved about three-quarters of the way up the floats, the airplane suddenly pitched over and became inverted. The pilot receiving instruction believed the airplane struck an object during landing. A post-accident examination by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right float sustained substantial damage consistent with contact with an object and that no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies were found. The object struck by the seaplane could not be identified.

Probable Cause: Collision with an unknown object during landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 10 months
Download report: Final report

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04-Oct-2022 18:07 ASN Update Bot Added

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