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Unread postby KlausNW » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:42 pm

I don't usually post accidents but these are better pictures then most...

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20180415/leesburg-woman-captures-moment-seaplane-flips-in-tavares

A Tavares Police Department Facebook post on Friday read, “Seaplane flipped over near the docks, was not in flight at the time. No one was injured. FAA and FWC are en route at this time.”


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Unread postby RKittine » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:30 pm

Looks like the wheels are down as well as the water rudders, though based on what they said, hard to believe that did it during taxis.

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Unread postby KlausNW » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Since no one was hurt, I'm speculating. They where probably heading for a ramp to drive out on. With the gear up or down the front chambers will take on water and cause the bows to fill, get heavy and dive. Amphibious floats should be taxi fast enough to keep the bows out of the water.
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Unread postby RKittine » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:30 pm

Makes sense. I have never owned amphib floats so lack that experience.

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