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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 3 May 1967
Time:05:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Gold Bond Stamp Co.
Registration: N298GB
C/n / msn: J-58
First flight: 1951
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Huron-Howes Airport, SD (HON) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Huron-Howes Airport, SD (HON/KHON), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot took off with a heavy accumulation of frost on the wings of the aircraft. Temperature at the time was -8C.
The airplane stalled and crashed immediately after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice
FACTOR:
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

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


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