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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39370
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:08-AUG-1989
Time:19:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic M18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
PZL-Mielec M-18A Dromader
Owner/operator:Ingalls Aerial Sprayers
Registration: N7032M
MSN: 12019-06
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Ingalls, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:KS (30K)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT, THE ACFT CRASHED NEAR A FIELD THAT WAS BEING SPRAYED. IMPACT OCCURRED IN AN AREA WHERE THE PLT WOULD HAVE BEEN MAKING A PROCEDURE TURN FOR ANOTHER SWATH RUN. THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE ACFT HAD IMPACTED IN A STEEP DESCENT. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OF THE ACFT OR ENG WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. CAUSE: IMPROPER PREFLIGHT PLANNING BY THE PILOT AND HIS FAILURE TO ATTAIN INADEQUATE AIRSPEED, WHICH RESULTED IN A STALL/SPIN. AS HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO AVOID A POWER TRANSMISSION LINE. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: RISING TERRAIN, TALL GRASS, TAILWIND AND THE TRANSMISSION WIRES.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X29203


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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