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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131841
Last updated: 20 June 2018
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Date:19-SEP-1999
Time:16:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N4168X
C/n / msn: 1937R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Acampo, CA -   United States of America
Phase:
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Lodi, CA (1O3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The private dirt strip is the size of a single lane road with vegetation, approximately 2 - 3 feet tall, and small trees on either side. On the takeoff roll, the left wheel and spreader became entangled in tall vegetation, which slewed the airplane to the left. The airplane became airborne and the left wing struck two trees.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain runway alignment, which resulted in the aircraft encountering high vegetation, the loss of directional control, and collision with trees.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001212X19811&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
14-Dec-2017 09:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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