ASN Aircraft accident Grumman G-73 Mallard N298GB Huron-Howes Airport, SD (HON)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Gold Bond Stamp Co.
Registration: N298GB
MSN: J-58
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Huron-Howes Airport, SD (HON) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Huron-Howes Airport, SD (HON/KHON), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The pilot took off with a heavy accumulation of frost on the wings of the aircraft. Temperature at the time was -8°C.
The airplane stalled and crashed immediately after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.

Loss of control

» Grumman G-73 Mallard / Geoff Goodall


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