- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: May 17, 2008
Time: 16:30
Location: Stehekin, Washington
Operator: Chelan Air Service
Flight #: ?
Route: Chelan - Stehekin
AC Type: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Mark I Beaver
Registration: N5998Q
cn / ln: 1151
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:2  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The float plane flipped and crashed as it attempted to land in Lake Chelan near Stehekin Lodge. It appeared the plane's wheels were deployed even though it was landing on water. The pilot's failure to retract the landing gear wheels prior to performing a water landing. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's disabling of the landing gear warning/advisory system and possible fatigue due to his work schedule.
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