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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131764
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S-2R-T34 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:Swope Cattle, Inc.
Registration: N2252N
MSN: T41-225DC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Anahuac, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Anahuac, TX (T00)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was spaying a rice field, and during the third pass he planned to fly the airplane under a 40-foot agl power line and then over a tree line for the turn around maneuver. During the pass under the power line, the propeller, vertical stabilizer, and rudder struck the power line cable. Subsequently, the pilot flew the airplane over the tree line and landed the airplane left wing low in a flooded rice field. Upon touchdown, the airplane spun to the left, damaging the engine mounts and partially separating the tail section.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the power line. A factor was the lack of suitable terrain for the forced landing.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
12-Dec-2017 18:58 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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