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    N499k katmai air taxi cessna 207 aircraft on departure from river, collided with a boat, there were 7 persons on board the aircraft, there were 3 persons on board the boat, 3 persons sustained minor injuries, naknek river, king salmon, alaska
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    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ides-riverboat

    I have never seen a 207 on floats...
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    Ten People Escape King Salmon Plane-Boat Crash with Minor Injuries
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    I thought that it was probably their turbine powered 207, so the data base for flightaware.com is apparently out of date. Too bad this happened. Takeoffs from the river can be a bit dicey with boat traffic. I have refueled many times in the past at the Katmai dock and have successfully avoided boat traffic on takeoff. Nevertheless with your nose in the air getting up on the step, forward visibility is pretty much nil.

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    They have two turbine 207's. The only 207's I've seen on floats out here, with the turbine they are a pretty awesome machine. There are definitely some busy spots around the river here, glad it came out as well as it did.
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    People in boats sometimes treat float-planes like semi drivers treat motorcycles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...ides-riverboat

    I have never seen a 207 on floats...
    A friend of mine flies one on floats off the river at New York City. Sounds like poor duty. Says the airplane is a dog, but they look forward to a larger engine conversion.

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    I believe any stock 207 on floats would be a total dog. The one in question is a Soloy conversion with an Allison turbine. Sweet machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    People in boats sometimes treat float-planes like semi drivers treat motorcycles.
    Hey, I treat motorcylists with complete respect. Hell, most of the truck drivers I know also ride. However, when they come flying up at 20 mph over the speed limit into your blind spot, or sneak by you on the right, what are you supposed to do?
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