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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145316
Last updated: 23 November 2021
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Date:25-APR-2012
Time:10:52
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Thrush S2R-H80
Owner/operator:Thrush Aircraft Inc.
Registration: N510KW
MSN: H80-104
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:A field in Burleson County, near Bryan, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Bryan, TX (CFD)
Destination airport:College Station, TX (CFD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
While maneuvering at a low altitude, the pilot attempted to retrieve a coffee cup that had become loose and was rolling around on the cockpit floor, and the airplane entered a nose-down descent. The pilot attempted to arrest the descent, but he did not have sufficient altitude to regain control of the airplane before it impacted the ground. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's diverted attention, which resulted in a loss of control while maneuvering the airplane at a low altitude.

Sources:

NTSB
FAA register: [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.kbtx.com/news/local/headlines/Small_Plane_Crash_Lands_In_Burleson_County_148894495.html]
https://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/events02/media/07_510KW.txt
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=510KW&x=0&y=0
https://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120427X35807&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Download report: Final report
Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Apr-2012 21:57 Geno Added
10-May-2012 22:57 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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