Accident Air Tractor AT-401 N1524H, 14 Apr 2000
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 299117
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Time:08:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor AT-401
Owner/operator:Mallard, Alma D.
Registration: N1524H
MSN: 401-0844
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:ACEQUIA, Idaho -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was taking off when the AT-401 agricultural airplane clipped a 12 foot high irrigation pivot. The aircraft then impacted terrain, sustaining right wing and empennage damage, and spilling chemicals and aviation fuel. The pilot advised both the FAA and NTSB that there was no mechanical malfunction with the aircraft.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to obtain/maintain adequate clearance with the irrigation system during initial climb. A contributing factor was the irrigation pivot.



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

Revision history:

16-Oct-2022 02:47 ASN Update Bot Added

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