Accident Aviat A-1B N841CF, Friday 30 December 2005
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Date:Friday 30 December 2005
Time:17:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aviat A-1B
Owner/operator:Huskyaire, LLC
Registration: N841CF
MSN: 2152
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A1P
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Alexander City, Alabama -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Equality, AL
Destination airport:Our Town, AL (AL71)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that after takeoff the flight proceeded to the destination airport which he circled several times then elected to proceed to Lake Martin where he elected to perform a "splash and go" landing. When near the lake he noticed glassy water conditions and established himself on a long gradual descent. During the approach he reviewed the glassy water landing procedures in his mind and maintained 150-200 feet-per-minute rate of descent. At a time in the flight when he thought the airplane, "should have touched down by now...", he heard a loud sound and the airplane became airborne. The floats departed the airplane and he applied full power to climb, but the airplane would not climb. While in a tail-low attitude the airplane contacted the water. He exited the airplane and was rescued by an individual in a boat who responded to the scene. He further stated there was no mechanical malfunction or failure.

Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot-in-command to maintain the proper rate of descent during approach for landing to the glassy water resulting in a hard landing and separation of the floats.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA06CA043
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report



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