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Accident Case Study

On July 27, 2017, a Lake Renegade amphibious aircraft arrived at the Oshkosh seaplane base for an afternoon during AirVenture week. After a brief stay, the pilot became anxious to load his two passengers and depart. Due to choppy water conditions on Lake Winnebago, the seaplane base staff repeatedly warned the pilot of the danger of taking off on high waves. The pilot ultimately chose to depart, which resulted in a fatal crash while attempting to get airborne.

In this accident recreation from the AOPA Air Safety Institute, we follow the events of the day and seek to understand the circumstances that led to this ill-fated takeoff.

 

Tablet: Compatible
Length: 11:35 mins
Topic: Aeronautical Decision-Making
FAA WINGS: Not Eligible
Accident Forgiveness: Eligible

Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute in examining the circumstances that led to this pilot's situation. Then, please share lessons learned to help others avoid a similar incident.

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This video qualifies for AOPA Accident Forgiveness.