Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

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Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby HAPPYDAN » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:56 pm

https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/lo ... 939754001/
This accident occurred about 5:30 P.M. today. The pilot is OK, but apparently the plane not so much. From the photographs, can anyone identify the plane? It seems to be a very small, possibly home built boat-type hull with sponsons near the wingtips. Just curious. I belong to an EAA club based out of Bremerton National (KPWT), which may have been where the plane was kept.

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Re: Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:31 pm

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Re: Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby ShawnM » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:34 pm

That’s him and landing a float plane on water with the wheels down will bite you every time. :mrgreen:

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Re: Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:44 am

It’s a VJ-22 Experimental Amphibian. Appears to be flying since 1995, with numerous owners. Here is a link...

https://flightaware.com/resources/registration/N135PZ

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Re: Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby HAPPYDAN » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:35 pm

Hey, thanks for the prompt responses. Looks like you all know your stuff. I don't know the owner, but it's a small community here so I'm sure someone in EAA 406 does. Looks like he should have used a checklist, or at least a "GUMPS" check. A very expensive mistake, indeed.

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Re: Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby drseti » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:35 pm

HAPPYDAN wrote:Looks like he should have used a checklist, or at least a "GUMPS" check. A very expensive mistake, indeed.


With an amphibian, it's a little more complex than a simple "GUMPS". Here's what I was trained to do:

On water, say (and check) "this is a WATER landing. Left main, UP. Right main, UP. Tailwheel, UP. Wheels UP for a WATER landing."

On land, say and check "this is a LAND landing. Left main, DOWN. Right main, DOWN. Tailwheel, DOWN. Wheels DOWN for a LAND landing."

And, always say it out loud. If you didn't hear yourself say it, you didn't do it.
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Re: Float Plane Capsizes in Dyes Inlet

Postby Warmi » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:55 pm

drseti wrote:
HAPPYDAN wrote:Looks like he should have used a checklist, or at least a "GUMPS" check. A very expensive mistake, indeed.


With an amphibian, it's a little more complex than a simple "GUMPS". Here's what I was trained to do:

On water, say (and check) "this is a WATER landing. Left main, UP. Right main, UP. Tailwheel, UP. Wheels UP for a WATER landing."

On land, say and check "this is a LAND landing. Left main, DOWN. Right main, DOWN. Tailwheel, DOWN. Wheels DOWN for a LAND landing."

And, always say it out loud. If you didn't hear yourself say it, you didn't do it.



I keep hearing that insurance rates for amphibians are significantly higher ... that would explain why :D
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