Preliminary Accident Reports

November 1999 Issue

Aug. 23, Chimacum, Wash. / Republic RC-3 Seabee

At approximately 13:10 PDT, a Republic Seabee crashed into the water at Discovery Bay, killing both occupants. Witnesses observed the aircraft flying northbound and descending over the south end of Discovery Bay. As it approached power lines 30 feet above the water it made an abrupt turn away from the power lines and struck the water in a slightly left wing low attitude. It bounced into the air and then impacted the water in a steep, nose-low attitude coming to rest inverted. Whitecaps were reported on the water surface as well as some foam streaking....

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