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Last updated: 26 January 2020
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Date:Saturday 27 May 1967
Time:10:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Catalina-Vegas Airlines
Registration: N2968
C/n / msn: J-25
First flight: 1947
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pebbly Beach, Avalon, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Avalon-Pebbly Beach Seaplane Base, CA, United States of America
Destination airport:Avalon-Pebbly Beach Seaplane Base, CA, United States of America
Narrative:
Porpoised when struck power boat wake. Pilot added power to continue takeoff but stalled, crashed into water and sank.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB
» Grumman G-73 Mallard / Geoff Goodall


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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