Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Registered to Icon Aircraft Inc
Operated by Icon Flight Center East
NTSB Identification: GAA17CA213
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, April 01, 2017 in Key Largo, FL
Aircraft: ICON AIRCRAFT INC A5, registration: N672BA
Injuries: 2 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 the amphibious airplane reported that during a no flap water landing, he noticed a higher descent rate than expected. He added that he applied full power to initiate a go-around, but the airplane landed hard on the water. The pilot and passenger egressed the airplane and were rescued without further incident.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The pilot reported that he believes the airplane encountered "a windshift/shear to a tailwind as [he] transitioned high to low for landing approach toward the [south-southwest]". A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located about 6 miles to the west of the accident site reported that about 17 minutes before the accident the wind was 090° at 9 knots.
SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A small plane made a water landing in South Miami-Dade, Saturday afternoon.
According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the Icon A5 aircraft landed in the area of Biscayne National Park with two male occupants on board.
A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat was requested to assist Florida Fish and Wildlife and park officials.
When crews arrived, they found the men sitting on the wings of the mostly submerged plane. They were not injured.