August 1, 2010, Rockwood, Maine, Cessna A185F


At about 1115 Eastern time, the float-equipped airplane was substantially damaged while landing on a lake. Visual conditions prevailed. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured and the passenger was uninjured.

According to the passenger, just prior to the airplane making contact with the water the pilot made a verbal expression and immediately after making contact with the water, the airplane went to the left and nosed over. According to the FAA, all four of the landing gears were in the down or extended position.


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