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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Date:xx JUN 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic G73 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-73 Mallard
Operator:Gabon Government
Registration: TR-LSW
MSN: J-52
First flight: 1950
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Atlantic Ocean off Gabon (   Gabon)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The G-73 Mallard landed in the Atlantic Ocean off Gabon to pick up a passenger from
a ship. Unable to take off, the flying boat was towed from the bow by the ship. The nose was pulled under during the tow and the aircraft sank. It was not salvaged.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Grumman G-73 Mallard / Geoff Goodall


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