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N90MW accident description

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Crash location 44.833333°N, 85.383333°W
Nearest city Elk Lake, MI
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Tail number N90MW
Accident date 26 Jun 2005
Aircraft type Cessna A185F
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

On June 26, 2005, at 1448 eastern daylight time, a Cessna A185F, N90MW, owned and piloted by a private pilot, impacted Elk Lake, Minnesota, during an amphibious landing on Elk Lake with the landing gear wheels extended. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight was not operating on a flight plan. The pilot was uninjured. The local flight originated at 1446 and was retuning to Elk Lake.

The pilot stated that he landed with the landing gear extended.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the airplane was not equipped with a landing gear down warning system, which is available through a supplemental type certificate.

NTSB Probable Cause

The gear retraction not performed by the pilot.

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