Another Float Plane Flips on Lake Washington (7/28/20)

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  1. kkoran

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    I doubt it. That plane can be repaired and returned to service. Does the insurance on SR22s go up every time one crashes?
     
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    Seeing a wing under a couple feet of water is... freaky. I would guess their insurance is already high enough to make up for this.
     
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    Just had an amphib touch down here gear down and plow under. It didn't have insurance, but the engine (up on a pylon) survived fine, lost the windshield and of cousre all the avionics are soaked, but she'll fly again I think.
     
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    "gear up for water landing"
     
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    I imagine there are many more SR22 flying actively (or more importantly, currently insured) than float planes, with an accident rate per 1,000 about 30 percent better (post 2009) than the average GA SE piston fleet

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    Oh man.. yes!

    There was an article (Flying maybe?) a while ago about a guy who had to ditch (a Cherokee I believe) in the Hudson shortly after Sully's ditching. The worst feeling he said was seeing the plane sinking away underneath you.. an incredibly freaky feeling seeing the silhouette fade away and grow more distant
     
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    Indeed there is. But there are also several crashes a year. Has that resulted in steadily increasing premiums not attributable to inflation and general fleetwide premium increases over the last ten years?

    I seriously doubt two floatplanes going ass over teakettle is going to cause premiums to rise.
     
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    Now the Nashville Tornado on the otherhand...
     
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    I agree
     
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    If it's a Kodiak, that would make sense. Ace Aviation does a lot of Kodiak service and there are quite a few based at Renton.
     
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    That is definitely gear up ;)

    Sad to see, but I have to admit when I opened the link that picture made me chuckle.
     
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    There should be a GPS alarm system to prevent this
     
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    That would be too easy.
     
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    The SeaRey guys have a device that detects when you're in the landing configuration otherwise (low throttle setting/flaps) and asks you if you are landing on water or land. If you then fail to configure the gear appropriately, it bitches at you.
     
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    This picture was taken about twenty years prior to me starting to fly this aircraft.....

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    The question now will be, do we do a roll or a flip to get it righted again.?
     
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    I would guess flip, just a guess, but I would think the float structure could take that load better than a side load by rolling.
     
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    Karl, remember Dr, Merkely? He had a 180 that he switched between tailwheel and amphibs every year, and I got to fly it on occasion. Landing/taxiing an amphib at BFI is seeing things from a different perspective.
     
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    So many pilots don't want to fly complex airplanes because they're afraid they'll forget to put the gear down. But the ampib guys don't seem to have any trouble remembering to put the gear down. :p
     
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    Those were the days!!