Sunday, June 17, 2018

Taylor Coot A, N100TN: Accident occurred June 06, 2018 in Pipe, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA329

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 06, 2018 in Pipe, WI 
Aircraft: DOBBS GEORGE COOT, registration: N100TN

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.

FOND DU LAC - A man is uninjured after his plane crashed into shallow water in Lake Winnebago Wednesday night.

Just after 7 p.m., the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's department was called to a report of a plane partially submerged in the lake about a quarter mile off the shore of Velvet Beach Road, the sheriff's department said.

Upon arrival deputies said they found a 1980 Coot Amphibian plane submerged in about three-feet of water just west of N10664 Pukwana Beach Road.

According to the pilot, Glenn Moore of Elkhart Lake, during his take off one of the plane's sponsons began to take on water. As he continued take off, one of the sponsons eventually tore off, causing the plane to take on more water and eventually sink.

Moore was able to get the attention of boaters in the area and was eventually towed back to shore safely, the sheriff's department said.

The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration. 

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