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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46025
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182B
Owner/operator:Savute's Inc.
Registration: N2371G
MSN: 51671
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Piedmont, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane was reported to have been maneuvering at altitudes of 35-150 feet agl along highway 400 in an area located approximately 40 miles east of Wichita, Kansas, when it impacted transmission lines traversing the highway. Examination of the wreckage revealed no anomalies. Aeronautical guidance information and federal aviation regulations cite the minimum flight altitude and hazards associated with low altitude flight in sparsely populated areas.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain obstacle clearance. Contributing factors were low altitude maneuvering and the transmission wire.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
10-Dec-2017 10:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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