AAB Mallard departure for St. Croix

St. Thomas

I have included this unfortunate event to the AAB website because it impacted many island operations at the time. Every AAB departure would have a interesting view of the efforts to get the fire under control and subsequent removal from the dock.

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The previous year (1978) had AAB providing the tragic news  of unfortunate events.  Thankfully for the Angelina Lauro there were no fatalities or major injuries. I viewed the loss of this ship  and it reminded me of  the investigations that will follow and for many a time in there life they will never forget.

V.I. Daily News

March 31, 1979

2 headlines

Angelina Lauro/Antilles Air Boats

Virgin Islands Daily News

April 2nd, 3rd and 5th

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