Wednesday evening was punctuated by a seaplane crash in Lake Washington. The two occupants were rescued by a private boat and are reported to be uninjured. The cause is to be determined.  

This accident happend within hearshot of Bob’s front yard.  He went to the harbor this morning to check out the aircraft and its recovery efforts.


Source: Seattle Times

You’ll notice that the gear are extended on the aircarft. A flip over on landing with a seaplane is very often attributed mistakenly leaving the gear extended on a water landing.

The following youtube video shows the results of such a landing. The occupants are lucky to be uninjured as Washington has seen some truly tragic accidents in the past with amphibious crashes.