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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43197
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:23-AUG-1982
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-400
Owner/operator:Mccreadys Areo Service
Registration: N2342Z
MSN: 400-0384
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Jones, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Jones, LA
Destination airport:Jones, LA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R, N8474V, AND ANOTHER AIRCRAFT, AN AIR TRACTOR AT-400, N2342Z, COLLIDE WHILE BOTH AIRCRAFT WERE INVOLVED IN SPRAYING OPERATIONS. THE S-2R PILOT HAD FINISHED SPRAYING A FIELD WITH NORTH AND SOUTH SWATH RUNS, EXCEPT FOR CLEAN-UP SWATHS. AT THE SOUTH END OF THE FIELD, HE MADE A TRIM PASS FROM WEST TO EAST, THEN PULLED UP OVER TREES IN A RIGHT CLIMBING TURN. DURING THE RIGHT CLIMBING TURN ON A SOUTHEAST HEADING, THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE AT-400 THAT WAS IN A RIGHT DESCENDING TURN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THE AT-400 PILOT WAS SPRAYING AN ADJACENT FIELD THAT WAS SURROUNDED BY TREES. HE HAD JUST COMPLETED A SWATH RUN TO THE SOUTH, AND WAS IN THE LAST PART OF A PROCEDURE TURN BACK TO THE NORTH, WHEN THE COLLISION OCCURRED. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20020917X03509


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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