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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38969
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-18 Dromader
Owner/operator:Hess Flying Service Inc.
Registration: N4779G
MSN: 1Z012-31
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Weldon, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Wynne, AR (NONE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The agricultural airplane was last seen spraying a field at 1600 on the day of the accident. The wreckage of the airplane was located at 1820 in a field located 1/2 mile north of the field where the airplane was seen spraying. According to a report by the local authorities, a beer can was found 'crushed between [the pilot's] lap and face.' Toxicological testing detected 159 mg/dL (0.159%) ethanol in blood and 178 mg/dL (0.178 %) ethanol in vitreous.

Probable Cause: The cause of the accident was undetermined.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 09:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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