ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 44827
Last updated: 25 May 2013
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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. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain control while manuevering during aerial application which resulted in impact with terrain.
|Type:||Air Tractor AT-402|
|Operator:||Famers Flying Service|
|C/n / msn:|| 402-0806|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Tucker, AR -
United States of America
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Tucker, AR (PVT)|
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