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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133095
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Date:22-AUG-1995
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-401
Owner/operator:Jeffrey D. Hunt
Registration: N9190Q
MSN: 401-0925
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Taft, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:9R5
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On August 22, 1995, at 1830 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-401, N9190Q, collided with wires while maneuvering near Taft, Texas. The commercial pilot/operator was not injured and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane departed Portland, Texas, at 1820 for the aerial application flight conducted under Title 14 CFR Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed.

According to the pilot, he was spraying an obstructed area and had completed one pass when he noticed the spray was not being deposited in the intended location. He decided "to make a second pass upwind from the previous one." As the pilot completed the second pass, he "momentarily" looked back "to see where the spray was going." The airplane's right wing struck the top two static wires on an electrical transmission line. The airplane entered a "60 to 70 degree nose down attitude" and impacted the ground "hard." A post-impact fire consumed the airplane.
PROBABLE CAUSE:THE PILOT'S DIVERTED ATTENTION, WHICH RESULTED IN HIS FAILURE TO ASSURE THAT CLEARANCE WAS MAINTAINED FROM THE TRANSMISSION LINE.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001207X04257

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27 Jul 2020 N9190Q Private 0 Kit Carson County, north of Bethune, CO unk


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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