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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44827
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Date:07-JUN-2004
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-402
Owner/operator:Famers Flying Service
Registration: N182PB
MSN: 402-0806
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Tucker, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Tucker, AR (PVT)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The 2,359-hour pilot was maneuvering during an aerial application when the airplane impacted terrain. The pilot was reportedly flying his 24th aerial application flight of the day and had completed spraying a field. The pilot started "trimming" the field on a north to south pattern. Witnesses located adjacent to the accident site reported observing the airplane "go straight up" before "barrel rolling to the ground." Another witness located near the accident site, observed the airplane as it was flying over a tree line, and stated that the airplane was "gaining altitude when it [the airplane] suddenly nose dived straight down to the ground in a slow spin." Ground scars were consistent with the airplane impacting the ground a flat, slightly nose down attitude.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain control while manuevering during aerial application which resulted in impact with terrain.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040611X00785&key=1

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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