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N52728 accident description

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Crash location 47.816389°N, 90.383333°W
Reported location is a long distance from the NTSB's reported nearest city. This often means that the location has a typo, or is incorrect.
Nearest city Lutsen, MN
47.769893°N, 90.700406°W
15.1 miles away
Tail number N52728
Accident date 22 Jul 2006
Aircraft type Cessna 206H
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The amphibian airplane sustained substantial damage during takeoff when its float encountered a wave. The pilot stated, "As airspeed increased, the aircraft encountered slightly larger waves and as airspeed approached rotation speed, began hitting the crests of the waves. Just before rotation, a snap was heard and takeoff was immediately aborted. As the aircraft quickly decelerated, the front pilot side float strut pierced through the fuselage by pilot rudder pedals and the whole float assembly collapsed."

NTSB Probable Cause

The unsuitable terrain the pilot encountered during takeoff in rough water. A factor was the wave in the rough water.

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