Date & Time: May 3, 1967 at 0502 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman G-73 Mallard
United States of America
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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.
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.