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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43203
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Date:29-JUN-1989
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-301
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N8773S
MSN: 301-0189
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Americus, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Americus, GA (ACJ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE ACFT WAS AT THE START OF A SWATH RUN TO SPRAY A PEANUT FIELD AND CONTACTED THE LOWER THREE WIRES OF POWER LINES. PART OF THE LEFT WING TIP WAS SEVERED AND THE ACFT MADE INITIAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 450 FEET FROM THE POWER LINES. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE OCCURRENCE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO INDICATION OF A SYSTEM OR MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION. AUTOPSY/TOXICOLOGY RESULTS WERE NEGATIVE FOR ALCOHOL, DRUGS, CYANIDE AND OTHER COMPOUNDS. CAUSE: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO PROPERLY SURVEY THE AREA IN WHICH HE WOULD BE CONDUCTING AERIAL APPLICATION FLIGHTS AND HIS FAILURE TO SEE AND AVOID POWERLINES WHILE PERFORMING AERIAL APPLICATION.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X28477


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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