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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43191
Last updated: 13 May 2020
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Date:17-MAR-1997
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-402
Owner/operator:Jerry's Flying Service
Registration: N1524R
C/n / msn: 402-0845
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Pine Bluff, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Wabbaseka, AR (5AR3)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The agricultural airplane was being flown to a field of winter wheat for application of fertilizer. When it was about 1/4 mile north of the field, the right wing of the airplane impacted an antenna tower. The outboard section of the right wing was severed by the impact, and the airplane then entered an uncontrolled descent and collided with the ground. According to the operator, the pilot was familiar with the area and had worked this field previously. Toxicology tests of the pilot's blood showed 0.642 mcg/ml fluoxetine (Prozac, an antidepressant), 0.676 mcg/ml norfluoxetine (metabolite of fluoxetine), and an undetermined amount of tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid (metabolite of marihuana) and phenylpropanolamine. Tests of his urine showed 0.020 mcg/ml tetrahydrocannabinol carboxylic acid and an undetermined amount of fluoxetine and norfluoxetine. Fluoxetine was not approved by the FAA for this pilot's use while flying. CAUSE: failure of the pilot to see-and-avoid the tower. The proximity of the tower was a related factor.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07536


Revision history:

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

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