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2005-12-23 18:51:16

MIAMI (Reuters) - A body plucked on Friday from the ocean off Florida's Key Biscayne was that of a victim of the seaplane crash earlier in the week off Miami Beach, authorities said. The bodies of 19 of the 20 people on board the ill-fated aircraft, including three infants and two pilots, were recovered soon after the crash on Monday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 20th body was swept out to sea, however. It was discovered by a boater shortly before midday on Friday about...

2005-12-21 23:11:01

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Federal investigators raised the wreckage of a twin-engine seaplane from the seabed off Miami Beach on Wednesday and said they had found "fatigue cracks" that might have caused the aging aircraft to lose its right wing and crash, killing at least 19 people. An aviation expert said cracks were "insidious" in vintage aircraft like the 58-year-old Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard, which plowed into shallow waters near Miami's Art Deco District on...

2005-12-21 18:03:10

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Federal investigators raised the wreckage of a twin-engine seaplane from the seabed off Miami Beach on Wednesday and said they found a "fatigue crack" that might have caused the aging aircraft to lose its right wing and crash, killing at least 19. An aviation expert said cracks were "insidious" in vintage aircraft like the 58-year-old Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard that plowed into shallow waters near Miami's Art Deco District on Monday, after...

2005-12-21 10:09:48

MIAMI (Reuters) - A twin-engine seaplane that crashed just off Miami Beach, killing at least 19, had a "fatigue crack" that might have caused it to lose its right wing, federal investigators said on Wednesday. Mark Rosenker, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference the agency was going over maintenance records for the 58-year-old Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard, which crashed into the sea on Monday. Rosenker added that the safety board was...

2005-12-20 20:16:49

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - A wing apparently separated from the fuselage of the twin-engine seaplane that crashed off Miami Beach, killing at least 19 people aboard as it plunged into the city's main shipping channel, a U.S. federal safety official said on Tuesday. Mark Rosenker, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference the breaking apart of the aircraft could be seen in amateur video footage of the Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard, filmed...

2005-12-20 17:03:51

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - A wing apparently separated from the fuselage of the twin-engine seaplane that crashed off Miami Beach, killing at least 19 people aboard as it plunged into the city's main shipping channel, a U.S. federal safety official said on Tuesday. Mark Rosenker, acting chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference the breaking apart of the aircraft could be seen in amateur video footage of the Grumman G-73T Turbine Mallard, filmed...

2005-12-20 10:07:11

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. federal investigators hoped to raise the fuselage of a seaplane from the seabed on Tuesday and reopen the Port of Miami to cruise ships a day after the aircraft crashed in flames, killing at least 19. In the Bahamian island of Bimini, where most of the people on board the ill-fated Chalk's Ocean Airways seaplane lived, residents huddled together in small groups, weeping, as they mourned the loss of loved ones. The 58-year-old twin-engined...

2005-12-20 09:54:48

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - U.S. federal investigators hoped to raise the fuselage of a seaplane from the seabed on Tuesday and reopen the Port of Miami to cruise ships a day after the aircraft crashed in flames, killing at least 19. In the Bahamian island of Bimini, where most of the people on board the ill-fated Chalk's Ocean Airways seaplane lived, residents huddled together in small groups, weeping, as they mourned the loss of loved ones. The 58-year-old twin-engined...

2005-12-19 18:15:32

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A seaplane packed with passengers crashed in flames off Miami Beach and sank into the U.S. city's main shipping channel on Monday, killing at least 19 people, authorities said. The twin-engine seaplane crashed just off the southern tip of Miami Beach after taking off for the Bahamian island of Bimini with 18 passengers, including three infants, and two crew, according to Roger Nair, general manager of Chalk's Ocean Airways, which operated the ill-fated...


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