No. 101. Taylorcraft BC-12D (N46TC c/n 8586)
Photographed at Evergreen Airfield, Vancouver, Washington, USA, 1976, by Ron Dupas

Taylorcraft BC-12D

Manufactured in 1946.

Accident Report

Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1998 at Lincoln City, Oregon, USA
Aircraft:Taylorcraft BC12-D, registration: N46TC
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

The pilot reported that at touchdown, during a landing to the northwest, a 'major unexpected wind gust from the right' tipped the floatplane and its left wing dipped into the water. The floatplane then nosed down, then settled back upright on its floats. The pilot reported winds as northwesterly at about 8 kt
(9 mph, 15 kmh), but was unable to estimate gust strength. The pilot indicated that no mechanical malfunction or failure was involved.

Source: Aviation Safety Data Base

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