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|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : zzz.airport|
|Altitude||agl single value : 0|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : zzz.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : personal|
|Make Model Name||Skyhawk 172/Cutlass 172|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
ground : takeoff roll
|Function||flight crew : single pilot|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 40|
flight time total : 600
flight time type : 300
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
non adherence : published procedure
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Environmental Factor|
Flight Crew Human Performance
While taking off from a lake I was forced back in the water after takeoff by wind (downdraft). I aborted my takeoff; shut down the airplane and hit the bank at the opposite end of the lake. Nobody was hurt. The shore of the lake is rocky and I put a tear in the bottom of my right float and a dent in my spreader bar. After several attempts to reach some help on radios I temporarily repaired the float and flew the plane back to ZZZ alone. I had no ferry permit to do this. 1) taking off from a short lake on a windy day. 2) not having a way to contact someone from a remote location. 3) not filing a flight plan. 4) after being there several days I wanted to get home. 5) being new to this lake I misjudged the effects of mountain winds.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: AFTER DAMAGING A FLOAT A C172 PILOT FLEW AN ACFT FROM A REMOTE WILDERNESS LAKE WITHOUT A FERRY PERMIT BECAUSE HE HAD NO COMMUNICATIONS AVAILABLE.
Narrative: WHILE TAKING OFF FROM A LAKE I WAS FORCED BACK IN THE WATER AFTER TKOF BY WIND (DOWNDRAFT). I ABORTED MY TKOF; SHUT DOWN THE AIRPLANE AND HIT THE BANK AT THE OPPOSITE END OF THE LAKE. NOBODY WAS HURT. THE SHORE OF THE LAKE IS ROCKY AND I PUT A TEAR IN THE BOTTOM OF MY R FLOAT AND A DENT IN MY SPREADER BAR. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO REACH SOME HELP ON RADIOS I TEMPORARILY REPAIRED THE FLOAT AND FLEW THE PLANE BACK TO ZZZ ALONE. I HAD NO FERRY PERMIT TO DO THIS. 1) TAKING OFF FROM A SHORT LAKE ON A WINDY DAY. 2) NOT HAVING A WAY TO CONTACT SOMEONE FROM A REMOTE LOCATION. 3) NOT FILING A FLT PLAN. 4) AFTER BEING THERE SEVERAL DAYS I WANTED TO GET HOME. 5) BEING NEW TO THIS LAKE I MISJUDGED THE EFFECTS OF MOUNTAIN WINDS.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.