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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21711
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-T45 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:Tailwind Air Inc.
Registration: N2068B
MSN: T45-015
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:along Highway 3091, near Erwinville, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Erwinville, LA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
A 26,090-hour commercial pilot maneuvered the airplane for an agricultural application pass when the airplane's landing gear contacted a transmission wire. The wire entangled with the airplane resulting in a loss of control and subsequent collision with terrain. The airplane was substantially damaged and the pilot was able to egress the airplane. The pilot reported that there were no malfunctions or mechanical failures prior to contact with the transmission wire.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the transmission wire.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

12-Jul-2008 00:01 Fusko Added
12-Jul-2008 12:35 harro Updated
12-Jul-2008 12:36 harro Updated
20-Oct-2008 04:49 RobertMB Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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