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    Default No Injuries in Flightseeing Plane Crash West of Homer

    http://www.ktuu.com/news/no-injuries...,7780416.story



    http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska...9bb30f31a.html

    http://www.adn.com/2013/08/05/300903...s-leaving.html


    ......................A small plane carrying a pilot and five passengers crashed on takeoff from a remote beach in Katmai National Park and Preserve on Sunday night and ended up in the surf, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

    All six people onboard escaped without injury, Clint Johnson of the NTSB's Anchorage office said. The carrier, K Bay Air of Homer, says no one even got wet.

    The plane, a wheel-equipped Cessna 206, was taking off from Kamishak Bay sometime between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday when it crashed, said Johnson.

    "They did get airborne," he said. "What happened from the time they got airborne to the time they ended up in the surf we don't know."

    Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/08/05/300903...#storylink=cpy......................
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    This happened awhile ago now.... Why haven't we heard what happened yet? Overloaded? Tide shrunk the TO beach? Five people in a 206 is gross wt. maybe getting too greedy for a beach TO....

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    All the Bear Viewing outfits fly over with all the seats loaded if possible. It pays the bills. Not all the passengers are big guys, a lot of them are little old ladies...

    That said, some beaches get chewed up, and as you know the slant angle can be a little challenging when a cross wind is blowing in from the ocean or blowing you out from shore.

    There was a weather observation from that day from Hallo Bay Camp in my e-mails but I deleted it... Recently the weather over there has been less than wonderful.
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    Even if the beach were a bit steep, I'd guess the pilot had been there several times before. The load, though, seems a bit excessive for beach work with a C-206. I'd wonder about a wingtip in the water or a steep turn at low airspeed. You know the rule: Maintain thy airspeed lest the ground rise up and smite thee. I'm not throwing stones at the driver, just thinking out loud . . .

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    Local rumor is that it was a new guy... Not really sure though...
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    Listed as an Incident and not an accident.
    05-AUG-13 01:15:00Z N5364Q HOMER ALASKA CESSNA/206
    INCIDENT
    UNKNOWN 0
    AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF FROM DOUGLAS RIVER BEACH CRASHED, NO INJURIES, 80 MILES FROM HOMER, ALASKA

    Mike runs a pretty good outfit..

    http://radiokenai.net/k-bay-air-resp...lane-accident/
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