Investigation number
199500425
Occurrence date
State
Queensland
Report release date
Report status
Final
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation status
Completed
Aviation occurrence type
Wheels up landing
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Minor

The amphibian aircraft landed on relatively smooth water in a lagoon. As soon as the floats touched the water the aircraft slewed to the left, nosed into the water, and turned over. The aircraft came to rest upside down in about three feet of water. The occupants evacuated the aircraft within half a minute and the pilot activated an emergency beacon. A helicopter responding to the emergency arrived at the scene at about 0940. Visual inspection of the aircraft after the accident revealed that the left main gear was extended. The pilot stated that he had the correct gear-up indications before landing. An inspection of the aircraft did not reveal any reason for the extended left main gear. One passenger received minor injuries when fuel affected skin on her legs whilst standing in fuel contaminated sea water.

Aircraft Details
Departure point
Brampton Island QLD
Destination
Bushy Lagoon QLD
Model
A185F
Sector
Piston
Registration
VH-EGB
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Cessna Aircraft Company