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MIAMI, Florida (CNN News, Dec. 21, 2005)-- Investigators have found a crack in the wing that broke off a seaplane before it plunged into waters off Miami's South Beach, killing 20 people, a federal official said Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2005. Wing spar metal fatigue may have been a major factor in the fatal crash of a Chalks Ocean Airways Grumman G-73T Turbo Mallard close to Miami Beach, Florida on December 19, 2005.  After initial wreckage examination, Mark Rosenker, acting chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board, said: “This crack appears to extend through a majority of the right wing spar at the location of the separation the wing root.”


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eaplane and its detached wing

A crane raises pieces of the seaplane

Crack appears to extend through a majority of the right wing spar

 


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