February 16, Paradise Island, Bahamas / Grumman Mallard


At about 1310 eastern time, a Grumman G-73T operating as a Part 121 scheduled flight was damaged while landing at Paradise Island. The flight crew of two and four passengers reported no injuries. The captain said the first officer was at the controls at the time of the accident. Boat traffic and waves made the landing area rough, and as the airplane prepared to touch down the airplane started to skip. The captain told the co-pilot to add power, but before he could the airplane landed in the water and became airborne again due to the choppy water. The airplane left the water nose-high and left wing low, with partial power and the flaps extended. The left float caught the water and was bent inward.


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