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Last updated: 17 July 2019
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Date:Tuesday 7 March 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Chalk's International Airlines
Registration: N3010
C/n / msn: J-43
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Miami SPB, FL (MPB), United States of America
Destination airport:Bimini-North SPB (NSB), Bahamas
Narrative:
The Grumman Mallard was ready for departure at the Miami Seaplane Base when two men armed with shotguns and revolvers hijacked the plane. They shot the pilot and a passenger while another passenger was able to jump off.
The copilot was forced to fly the aircraft to Cuba.

Sources:
» Grumman G-73 Mallard / Geoff Goodall
» St. Petersburg Times - Mar 8, 1972


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Distance from Miami SPB, FL to Bimini-North SPB as the crow flies is 92 km (57 miles).

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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