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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144892
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S-2R-T15 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:Tri Rotor Spray
Registration: N64DX
MSN: T15-040
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:About three miles east of Lakin, Kearny County, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Lakin, KS (36K)
Destination airport:Lakin, KS (36K)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The accident occurred during an aerial-application flight as the pilot maneuvered around a tower. The pilot reported that he had the tower in sight as he maneuvered toward the field being sprayed, and during that turn, the airplane began to shudder as if entering an aerodynamic stall. The pilot attempted to recover from the aerodynamic stall by reducing the elevator input, but the airplane continued to descend rapidly and collided with a tower guy-wire. The pilot stated that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain sufficient airspeed while maneuvering, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at a low altitude.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

09-Apr-2012 12:50 gerard57 Added
09-Apr-2012 14:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Apr-2012 06:59 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2012 17:01 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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