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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60817
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-G1 Turbo Thrush
Registration: N6134T
MSN: G1-103
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bald Eagle Township, Pennsylvania -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Lock Haven, PA (KLHV)
Destination airport:Lock Haven, PA (KLHV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
While preparing for an aerial agricultural application, the pilot flew over the intended application area twice while setting the global positioning system (GPS). After descending to approximately 50 feet above trees, the pilot began the application process, and was monitoring the GPS, when the airplane's right wing struck a power line. The airplane subsequently impacted trees and came to rest in a heavily wooded area. An examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the wings, tail, and fuselage were substantially damaged. The winds reported at an airport 30 miles to the east of the accident location were calm. The pilot did not report any mechanical failures or malfunctions of the airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a power line.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-May-2009 07:35 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 14:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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