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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36747
Last updated: 1 February 2021
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Date:24-AUG-1993
Time:19:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-402
Owner/operator:Horizon Aviation
Registration: N1508X
C/n / msn: 402-0827
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:La Barre, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:(LA30)
Destination airport:(LA30)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE ON A LOCAL AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT, THE AIRPLANE IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A 35 DEGREE RIGHT BANK, 20 DEGREE NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AND SLID ABOUT 100 FEET THROUGH A SUGAR CANE FIELD. THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS ABOUT 3/4 MILE EAST OF A FIELD THE PILOT HAD JUST FINISHED SPRAYING AND ABOUT 3 MILES SOUTH OF A SECOND FIELD HE WAS SUPPOSED TO SPRAY. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT AND NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND IN THE AIRPLANE NOR ANY OF ITS SYSTEMS. THE AUTOPSY FOUND INCONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE OF LIVER AND SPLEEN ENLARGEMENT, AND MILD ATHEROSCLEROSIS OF THE AORTA AND ARTERIES. CAUSE: LOSS OF CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X13140


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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