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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Tuesday 5 March 1974
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:North Coast Air Services
Registration: CF-HPA
C/n / msn: J-7
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Prince Rupert-Seal Cove Airport, BC (ZSW) (   Canada)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Prince Rupert-Seal Cove Airport, BC (ZSW/CZSW), Canada
Destination airport:Masset Airport, BC (ZMT/CZMT), Canada
Narrative:
The G-73 Mallard took off overloaded and downwind from Prince Rupert, BC, Canada. It struck a hill near Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands.

Sources:
» Grumman G-73 Mallard / Geoff Goodall
» Eugene Register-Guard - Mar 7, 1974


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Distance from Prince Rupert-Seal Cove Airport, BC to Masset Airport, BC as the crow flies is 124 km (77 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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