Date: December 24, 1961
Time: 1050
Location: Old Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska
Operator: Kodiak Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Old Harbor - Kaguyak
AC Type: Grumman G-21A Goose
Registration: N1503V
cn / ln: 1020
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed shortly after initial lift-off while making a water takeoff from Old Harbor. Improperly executed takeoff which resulted in an inadvertent descent into the water. This produced a high-speed low-angle porpoising from which the pilot was unable to recover.

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