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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43200
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Date:27-FEB-1994
Time:15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-400
Owner/operator:Casey Flying Service
Registration: N3652D
MSN: 400-0245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Widener, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:AR
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AERIAL APPLICATION PILOT LOST CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS WHILE MANEUVERING. EACH FLIGHT WAS TAKING APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN MINUTES. WHEN THE AIRPLANE DID NOT RETURN AT ITS EXPECTED TIME OF RETURN, A CREW WAS DISPATCHED TO THE JOB SITE WHERE THE AIRCRAFT WAS FOUND INVERTED AND BURNING. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT; HOWEVER, A PERSON SAW THE AIRPLANE MANEUVERING PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, AND SAW SMOKE AFTER THE AIRPLANE HAD IMPACTED THE TERRAIN. EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE AND MAINTENANCE RECORDS DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY MAINTENANCE ANOMALIES. FLIGHT CONTROL CONTINUITY WAS ESTABLISHED. THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST IN THE INITIAL IMPACT CRATER. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S LOSS OF CONTROL FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X00751
F.A.A.


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]
24-Mar-2021 20:58 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Source]

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