Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Grumman G-73 Mallard, VH-CQA: Fatal accident occurred January 26, 2017 in Swan River, Perth, Australia

NTSB Identification: WPR17WA060
Accident occurred Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Perth, Australia
Aircraft: GRUMMAN American Corporation G-73, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 26, 2017, at 1708 local time, a Grumman American Aviation Corp. G-73, VH-CQA, collided with water while maneuvering near Perth, Australia. The airplane and the pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The flight was operated under the pertinent civil regulations of the Government of Australia.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Australia. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Australia. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608

On 26 January 2017, the pilot of a Grumman American Aviation Corp G-73 amphibian aircraft, registered VH‑CQA (CQA), was participating in an air display as part of the City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks event. On board were the pilot and a passenger. The weather was fine with a recorded wind of about 20 km/hr from the south-west and a temperature of about 39 °C.

The pilot of CQA was flying ‘in company’ with a Cessna Caravan amphibian and conducted a series of circuits that included low-level fly-pasts of the Langley Park foreshore. After the second fly-past, the pilot of CQA commenced a third circuit, while the Caravan departed the area.

Aviation safety investigation report:

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