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Last updated: 21 September 2018
Fecha:martes 15 noviembre 2005
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operador:Shoreline Aviation
Registración: N117SA
Numéro de série: 20800117
Año de Construcción: 1987
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:de la costa de South Hampton, NY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Stratford, CT, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Peconic Bay, NY, Estados Unidos de América
The pilot was receiving instruction for a seaplane rating. Three water landings were made in Peconic Bay. During the fourth approach, while downwind at a height of 100 feet, the instructor simulated an engine failure by pulling the power lever back to idle. The pilot turned to land into the wind and was joined on the controls by the instructor. Power was not added and the Caravan landed hard in a descending turn. Upon landing, the left float separated from the airplane, and the airplane subsequently sank. The occupants were rescued by a fisherman.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight instructor's improper flare and his inadequate remedial action, which resulted in a hard landing."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 133 days (4 months)
Accident number: NYC06CA030
Download report: Summary report



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