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Floatplane flips over near Kingston, Ontario: no serious injuries

Old 16th Aug 2018, 01:55
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Floatplane flips over near Kingston, Ontario: no serious injuries

Pilot injured in float plane crash near Kingston | CBC News
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 23:57
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Can someone please tell me how you flip a floatplane?
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 13:33
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Originally Posted by rotornut View Post
Can someone please tell me how you flip a floatplane?
Rotornut, Looking at the picture in the CBC Article it might have been caused by what look like wheels hanging down between the floats. If those caught on something slightly under the water surface it might have been enough to flip the aircraft?

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That makes sense. I'll bet the pilot is a bit embarrassed.
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wheels hanging down between the floats. If those caught on something slightly under the water surface it might have been enough to flip the aircraft?
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You don't need anything but more water under the water.


Landing an amphibian wheels down in the water is rarely going to turn out well.
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OK, that's how to flip on landing.
Now how do you flip one off a "standing start" (so to speak) when taking off?

Mike Ellis was watching the plane from shore and saw it start the attempted takeoff.
He said everything looked normal, but then "all of a sudden we see the right wing dip way down." Ellis said he then heard a loud bang, and the plane was suddenly upside down in the water.
Struck something with the starboard float?
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