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

Date & Time: Jan 26, 2017
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-CQA
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Serpentine - Serpentine
MSN:
J-35
YOM:
1948
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
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.

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard off Miami: 20 killed

Date & Time: Dec 19, 2005 at 1439 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2969
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Miami-Bimini
MSN:
J-27
YOM:
1947
Flight number:
OP101
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
20
Captain / Total flying hours:
2830
Captain / Total hours on type:
1630.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1420
Copilot / Total hours on type:
71
Aircraft flight hours:
31226
Aircraft flight cycles:
39743
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Miami hydrobase, the amphibian aircraft plunged into the sea few hundred metres off shore. It seems that an explosion occurred inflight and that the aircraft lost right wing. All occupants were killed. This accident is the worse involving a Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard.

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard in Key West: 2 killed

Date & Time: Mar 18, 1994 at 1143 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N150FB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Key West Harbour-Key West
MSN:
J-51
YOM:
1950
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
7725
Captain / Total hours on type:
3100.00
Aircraft flight hours:
17119

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard in Christiansted: 1 killed

Date & Time: Oct 28, 1986 at 0915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N604SS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Christiansted-Charlotte Amalie
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
13
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
10340
Captain / Total hours on type:
195.00

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard in Avalon

Date & Time: Jan 14, 1979 at 1640 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N95DF
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Avalon-Long Beach
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6500
Captain / Total hours on type:
85.00

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Mallard into the Pacific Ocean: 4 killed

Date & Time: Sep 30, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2965
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Anchorage - Kodiak
MSN:
J-24
YOM:
1947
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Captain / Total flying hours:
15134
Captain / Total hours on type:
5.00
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Anchorage on a seabird survey flight to Kodiak. While cruising over the north Pacific Ocean, the airplane crashed into the sea and was lost without trace. The pilot was unable to send any distress call. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the four occupants was found.
Probable cause:
As the aircraft was not recovered, the cause of the accident could not be determined.
Final Report:

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Mallard in Prince Rupert: 3 killed

Date & Time: Mar 5, 1974
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
CF-HPA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Schedule:
Prince Rupert - Masset
MSN:
J-7
YOM:
1946
Country:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
About two minutes after it took off from Prince Rupert seaplane base, the pilot initiated a turn when the airplane lost height and crashed onto a mountain slope located about 3 km southeast of Prince Rupert. The wreckage was found a day later and while seven occupants were rescued, three others, among them the pilot, were killed.

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Mallard off Avalon: 1 killed

Date & Time: May 27, 1967 at 1017 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N2968
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Avalon – San Diego
MSN:
J-25
YOM:
1947
Flight number:
216
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
7054
Captain / Total hours on type:
6271.00
Circumstances:
While leaving the Avalon-Pebbly Beach seaplane base, the airplane struck waves caused by an engine-boat. The airplane went out of control, overturned and crashed. A pilot was killed while three other occupants were injured. The aircraft was lost.
Probable cause:
The pilot added power to continue takeoff when the airplane struck waves and failed to abort takeoff.
Final Report:

Crash of a Grumman G-73 Mallard in Huron

Date & Time: May 3, 1967 at 0502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N298GB
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
J-58
YOM:
1951
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5500
Captain / Total hours on type:
50.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after a night takeoff from Huron-William Washington Howes Airport, while in initial climb, the seaplane stalled and crashed. Both occupants were seriously injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. At the time of the accident, the OAT was 18° F (-8° C) with a relative high humidity.
Probable cause:
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the pilot who decided to takeoff without deicing the airplane. The pilot took off with heavy accumulation of frost on wings.
Final Report: