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NTSB Final Report: Javron PA-12 Replica

Following The Water Landing, The Airplane Came To Rest Inverted In The River

Location: Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Accident Number: CEN24LA109
Date & Time: February 4, 2024, 12:30 Local Registration: N360WC
Aircraft: Javron PA-12 Replica Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Landing gear not configured Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Analysis: The pilot reported that he was landing the airplane on the water and that after he conducted his before landing “GUMP” checklist he extended the landing gear on his amphibious airplane in error.

Following the water landing, the airplane came to rest inverted in the river and sustained substantial damage to both wings and the windscreen.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings: The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be -- The pilot’s failure to properly configure the landing gear on his amphibious airplane before landing on water. 

FMI: www.ntsb.gov 

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