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Lake amphib wheels down water landing.

Old 30th Jun 2020, 22:10
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Lake amphib wheels down water landing.

Washington, USA.
Wheels selected down for water landing. Described by onlooker as 'violent' touchdown.
Aircraft completely waterlogged and semi submerged.
Pilot ok.
I have photos but cant post them here.
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Old 1st Jul 2020, 11:55
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When I was trained in the Lake Amphib, by one of the masters on the type, he told me that a wheels down landing in the water would unlikely flip the plane, though would result in a damaging sudden stop. A lake can be flipped over in the water, and destroyed, following a decent touchdown with the gear retracted - but I honestly don't remember how my student managed it, and I'm happy not to have that memory!
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Old 2nd Jul 2020, 11:48
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Turbo Beaver floatplane also has made a gear down water landing and capsized on Lake Washington... no injuries.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/237597

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