Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ANC21LA057

Coffman Cove, AK, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot of the float-equipped airplane reported that while accelerating on the water for takeoff, he impacted a green channel buoy and nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the left wing, left lift strut and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation, and that the accident may have been prevented if he had taxied clear of the obstructions before initiating his takeoff.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s impact with a buoy on takeoff which resulted in a nose-over.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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