Preliminary Accident Reports

September 2009 Issue

July 17, 2009, Fox Lake, Ill., Cessna 182

The pilot was moving his float-equipped airplane from his pier to the other side of the lake in order to dock his airplane at his friendís pier temporarily. He decided to fly it to the other side of the lake instead of performing a water taxi. He departed into the wind. During climbout, he encountered heavy rain showers which obscured his forward visibility out the windshield. He executed a downwind landing to the lake by looking out the side window.

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