Sunday, June 10, 2018

Aviat A-1B Husky, N352AM: Accident occurred June 10, 2018 in Renton, Washington

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA336
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 2018 in Renton, WA
Aircraft: AVIAT AIRCRAFT INC A 1, registration: N352AM

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

Float struck wave, float collapsed, and wing impacted water.

Date: 10-JUN-18
Time: 21:00:00Z
Regis#: N352AM
Aircraft Make: AVIAT
Aircraft Model: A-1B
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

RENTON, Wash. - The water rescue team with Renton Firefighters Local 864 are responded to a Aviat A-1B Husky that crashed into the water near Gene Coulon Park in Renton Sunday afternoon.  

Gene Coulon Park is located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., near The Landing shopping mall and south of the VMAC.

The plane crashed under unknown circumstances and the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, according to Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Rescuers made contact with the pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, and officials say the pilot is uninjured. 

Responders are now switching their efforts to "mitigate any fuel leaks or other hazards into Lake Washington," according to Renton Fire. 

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Mark said...

Local new reports high winds and white caps at the time of takeoff followed by a wing dropping into the water and a cartwheel.

Mark said...

Another local news source says a high boat wake upset the takeoff run