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N767MH accident description

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Crash location 43.485277°N, 71.166111°W
Nearest city New Durham, NH
43.467024°N, 71.135622°W
2.0 miles away
Tail number N767MH
Accident date 06 Jul 2016
Aircraft type Cessna 180
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The pilot of a float-equipped airplane reported that immediately after touch down, the float plane encountered a boat wake, veered sharply to the left, water-looped, and became submerged inverted.

The float plane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

According to the pilot there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported that the wake that his float plane encountered which precipitated the water-loop may have been generated by a boat that is used by a local ski school.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing after encountering a boat wake, which resulted in the airplane veering left, impacting the water's surface, and subsequently becoming submerged.

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