Accident Ayres S-2RHG-T65 Turbo Thrush N3100U,
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Date:Tuesday 7 January 1997
Time:06:03
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ayres S-2RHG-T65 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:US Department of State
Registration: N3100U
MSN: T65-005DC
Year of manufacture:1988
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Guaviare, -   Colombia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:OF
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The flight was on a drug eradication mission involving 2 flights of 2 aircraft. The navigation equipment data card aboard the airplane revealed that the airplane had descended and leveled off at 630 feet mean sea level at a speed of 202 mph. The airplane was at 633 feet msl and at a speed of 198 mph when aerial application ceased. The next three data points (at a 2 second sampling rate) showed that the airplane had descended to 617 feet msl and the speed was 197 mph. Initial impact was with a tree in excess of 100 feet in height. The elevation at the crash was estimated to be about 400 to 500 feet MSL. The tree line observation was about 600 feet MSL. There was no evidence of the aircraft having been struck by any type of weapons fire. CAUSE: the pilot's failure to maintain adequate altitude/clearance while maneuvering at a low altitude.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X07325

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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