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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43120
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Date:09-MAY-1991
Time:08:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S-2R-T34 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:Bowles Flying Service
Registration: N3633Q
MSN: 60747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Marysville, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Marysville, CA
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT OF THE AYRES (THRUSH) WAS PERFORMING AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT OVER A FIELD ADJACENT TO AN AIRSTRIP FROM WHICH A SCHWEIZER (AG CAT) HAD JUST DEPARTED. THE SCHWEIZER WAS ENROUTE TO PERFORM AN AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHT AT ANOTHER FIELD. AS THE AYRES PILOT WAS BEGINNING TO REVERSE COURSE TO MAKE ANOTHER APPLICATION RUN, THE SCHWEIZER, WHICH WAS ON INITIAL CLIMB, COMMENCED A RIGHT TURN, AND THE FLIGHT PATHS OF THE TWO AIRPLANES CONVERGED. AFTER THE NEARLY HEAD ON COLLISION, THE TWO AIRPLANES DESCENDED OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO THE UNDERLYING FIELD. CAUSE: THE PILOTS' INADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT FOR OTHER AIR TRAFFIC.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001212X17037


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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