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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59480
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S-2R-T34 Turbo Thrush
Registration: N114JP
MSN: T34-033
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Eckesley Creek near Cove, Oregon -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:La Grande, OR (LDG)
Destination airport:Cove, OR
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he took off on the aerial application flight with the intention of spraying a field. The pilot stated that he was 200 feet above the ground as he approached the field when the airplane lost airspeed and altitude as he maneuvered to align his flight path with the spray area. The elevation of the ground increased as the airplane approached the designated field. Midway into the turn, the airplane impacted the ground and the fuselage was deformed. The pilot additionally reported that he did not experience any mechanical malfunction with the operation of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from rising terrain while maneuvering.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Apr-2009 01:24 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 18:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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