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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198663
Last updated: 19 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S2R-T34
Owner/operator:Lewis Ag Aviation Inc
Registration: N524SL
MSN: T34-203DC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Climax, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Climax, GA (None)
Destination airport:Climax, GA (None)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot of the single-engine, turboprop-equipped, agricultural airplane stated that just after becoming airborne on takeoff, the airplane quickly settled to the ground due to a loss of thrust from the propeller. The airplane struck a wire fence and came to rest in a cornfield at the end of the runway. The engine continued to run at takeoff power before it was shut down. Postaccident examination of the engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions or anomalies. The engine power section displayed contact signatures to its internal components, consistent with the engine developing power at the time of impact. Examination of the propeller revealed no evidence of any material anomalies or mechanical deficiencies that would have precluded normal operation prior to impact. Damage to the blades and assembly was consistent with high impact forces during repeated ground strikes of the blades while under power. Although the pilot reported that the propeller stopped producing thrust on takeoff, no mechanical anomalies were noted that would have caused the propeller to do so, and the reason for the reported loss of thrust could not be determined.
Probable Cause: A loss of thrust on takeoff for reasons that could not be determined, because postaccident examination of the engine and propeller assembly did not reveal any mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.



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

Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 13:53 ASN Update Bot Added

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