Thursday, July 23, 2020

Scoda Super Petrel LS, N999XX: Incident occurred July 18, 2020 on Androscoggin River, Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office;  Portland, Maine

Aircraft landed on the river with gear deployed causing damage to left wing.

Land On Water LLC

Date: 18-JUL-20

Time: 19:00:00Z
Regis#: N999XX
Aircraft Model: SUPER PETREL LS
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: MAINE

LIVERMORE — A amphibious airplane landed on the Androscoggin River near Livermore on Saturday with its landing gear deployed.

The Scoda Super Petrel LS aircraft touched down on the river at about 3 p.m., according to Arlene Salac of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The pilot Myron Stock, 55, of Manchester, New Hampshire, was the only person onboard and was not injured, Livermore Falls Police Chief Ernest Steward Jr. said. The plane was damaged.

Stock had taken off from the Bowman Field airport on River Road in Livermore Falls, he said Monday. 

The plane is registered to Land On Water LLC of Dover, New Hampshire, according to the registration listed on the FAA site.

The Maine Warden Service responded to the crash, and the FAA is investigating.


  1. Seems to be a rash of gear down water landing amphibian reports here on KR lately. Sure it's water season for float planes but come on amphib pilots, forgot what a checklist is for?

    1. Amphibian pilots are not conditioned to retract the gear on every takeoff because of making water takeoffs with gear stowed already. Creates mental conditioning.

      So yes, checklist usage is essential. Boggles the mind that any amphibian operator does not live in fear of this failure scenario and have strict checklist discipline.