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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45742
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-18B Dromader
Owner/operator:Kllr Spraying Inc.
Registration: N203MC
MSN: 1Z027-12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Plainview , TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Plainview, TX (PVW)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was completing an aerial application to a field when the airplane's left wing struck a standpipe. After the airplane struck the pipe, it traveled to the west approximately 4 miles. The pilot then reported that "he could not hold it anymore", and subsequently, the airplane impacted the terrain. The 30-foot tall standpipe displayed an impact mark approximately 4 feet from the top. The outer 4 1/2 feet of the left wing, outer 1 foot of the left aileron, and red glass from the left navigation light lens, were found in a 300-foot long debris field northwest of the standpipe.

Probable Cause: the pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the stand pipe while maneuvering during aerial application.




Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 12:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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