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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202202
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic M18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL Mielec M-18A Dromader
Owner/operator:Cartillar Flying Service
Registration: N22524
MSN: 1Z020-28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hickory Ridge, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:NONE
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight originated from a private airstrip to dispense a half load of the chemical Prowl to a 40-acre field. According to a witness, the airplane lifted off of the ground and 'appeared to be in normal flight when the nose started to rise.' The airplane continued to climb to about 350 feet, 'stalled' and started a spin to the left. At this time, the aircraft 'fell straight down' and impacted the ground in a 'slight nose down and left wing down' attitude. Examination of the wreckage revealed the throttle lever was found in the full forward (open) position, and the propeller lever was found in the full aft (feather) position. Continuity was established to all flight controls. The pilot, who sustained serious injuries, was not using his shoulder harness, and he was not wearing a helmet.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain minimum required airspeed for flight, which resulted in an inadvertent stall/spin.



Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 12:43 ASN Update Bot Added

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