Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cessna A185F Skywagon, N185TG: Accident occurred June 26, 2016 in Hayden Lake, Idaho 

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Spokane FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA375
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Hayden Lake, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA A185, registration: N185TG
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of an amphibious float-equipped airplane reported that he departed from an airport with a paved runway en-route to his destination airport, about 21 nautical miles away, also with a paved runway. While en-route he decided to do a touch and go on a lake about 5 nautical miles from the destination airport. The pilot further reported that during the landing touch down, the airplane immediately nosed over. The pilot reported that he did not visually check the position of the landing gear with the landing gear mirrors before the landing and the landing gear were down for the water landing.

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported that he was unsure if there were any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to retract the amphibious airplane's land-wheels prior to landing on a lake, which resulted in a nose over.

HAYDEN, Idaho -   Kootenai County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a small plane crash Sunday afternoon. It's the second plane crash deputies have responded to in two days. 

A report of a downed airplane into Hayden Lake came into the sheriff's office around 1 p.m. Sunday. When deputies arrived on scene they learned that 75-year-old Terry L. Holman of Spokane was trying to land his 1978 fixed wing Cessna float plane when he crashed into the lake near Chicken Point.

Holman's plane flipped upside down in the water, but he was able to climb out on hi own. He was brought to shore by some boaters in the area. Holman was taken to Kootenai Health with some injuries, but he's expected to be OK. The plane was towed by Northern Lakes Fire Department to Holman's dock near the crash.

Initial investigation into the cause of the crash revealed that his landing gear was in the down position when he tried to land on the water, causing him to flip over. The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were notified of the crash.

Original article can be found here:

HAYDEN, Idaho --- According to officials from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office, an airplane crashed into Hayden Lake on Sunday and the pilot is in stable condition.

Officials said 75-year-old Terry L. Holman was attempting to land the float plane when he crashed into the lake near Chicken Point.

Officials said the plane flipped upside down in the water and Holman climbed out on his own.

Holman was taken to Kootenai Health after suffering non-life threatening injuries.

Officials said preliminary investigation into the cause of crash revealed his landing gear was in a down-right position when he attempted to land in the water.

This is second plane crash in two days in North Idaho.

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