Date & Time: Dec 19, 2005 at 1439 LT
Type of aircraft:
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:
Registration:
N2969
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Miami-Bimini
MSN:
J-27
YOM:
1947
Flight number:
OP101
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
18
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
20
Captain / Total flying hours:
2830
Captain / Total hours on type:
1630
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1420
Copilot / Total hours on type:
71
Aircraft flight hours:
31226
Aircraft flight cycles:
39743
Circumstances:
Few minutes after takeoff from Miami hydrobase, the amphibian aircraft plunged into the sea few hundred metres off shore. It seems that an explosion occurred inflight and that the aircraft lost right wing. All occupants were killed. This accident is the worse involving a Grumman G-73 Turbo Mallard.