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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44886
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-402B
Registration: N852JH
MSN: 402B-1146
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Goliad, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Portland, TX (NONE)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The 9,000-hour commercial pilot was performing aerial applications when the airplane struck a power line. The airplane had previously flown under electrical power lines before striking the left wing tip section. The airplane impacted the ground approximately 150 yards from the power lines. Airplane debris was found under the power lines, including evidence of scuff markings on the electrical cables. There were no reported eyewitnesses to the accident, and no post-impact fire was reported.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with power lines while maneuvering during an aerial application flight.




Revision history:

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 17:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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