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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192921
Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:17-JAN-2017
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-802A
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N20361
MSN: 802A-0420
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Tooele County SW of Vernon, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Nephi, UT (U14)
Destination airport:Nephi, UT (U14)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot of the tailwheel-equipped airplane reported that he attempted to transition a mountain ridge after he had completed an aerial application. He added that he began to climb to a safe altitude in rising terrain but realized that it was going to be “close to clear” the mountain top. He attempted to turn to the left but noted that the terrain would not allow him to do so. He continued straight ahead and impacted the mountain top about 10 ft from the crest.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from mountainous terrain.


Sources:

NTSB

FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N20361

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Jan-2017 06:18 Geno Added
18-Jan-2017 06:24 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
18-Jan-2017 08:58 Anon. Updated [Date]
18-Jan-2017 16:01 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Aug-2017 16:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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