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Crash of a Grumman G-73 Mallard in Perth: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Jan 26, 2017
  • VH-CQA
  • Flight
  • Demonstration
  • No
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Serpentine - Serpentine
  • J-35
  • 1948
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Australia
  • Oceania
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • The aircraft left Serpentine Airfield at 1628LT with a pilot and his wife on board. They were performing a demo flight vertical to Perth and the Swan River to take part to the Australian Day celebrations. While cruising at an altitude of about 150 feet, the pilot attempted a turn to the left when the aircraft lost height and crashed in a near vertical attitude into the Swan River. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact and both occupants were killed.