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Faulty maintenance, inadequate oversight cited in Miami seaplane crash
Last updated: 15 December 2017

published: 30 MAY 2007
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the probable cause of the crash of a Grumman Turbo Mallard (G-73T) amphibious airplane, in Miami, FL, in December 2005, was `the failure and separation of the right wing, which resulted from (1) the failure of Chalk`s Ocean Airways` maintenance program to identify and properly repair fatigue cracks in the wing, and (2) the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to detect and correct deficiencies in the company`s maintenance program.` (NTSB)

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