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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74379
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
Rockwell/Marsh S-2R-T331 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:Scott Kyle J
Registration: N241WD
MSN: 2410R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Four miles east of Rushville, NE -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Gordon, NE (GRN)
Destination airport:Gordon, NE (GRN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot overflew one end of the field that he intended to spray and then circled the field one time before beginning to perform aerial application. A witness observed that, while applying chemicals on the first pass, the airplane hit a power line that crossed the field. The witness then saw the airplane impact the terrain inverted. A portion of the rudder and vertical stabilizer were recovered near the wire strike area. Damage to the wreckage indicated the airplane impacted the power line with the vertical stabilizer. No other preimpact anomalies with the airplane were found.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain clearance from a power line while maneuvering at low altitude.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

17-May-2010 11:39 RobertMB Added
17-May-2010 11:46 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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