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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133265
Last updated: 27 April 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander S2R
Owner/operator:Afs Spraying Service
Registration: N5647X
C/n / msn: 1847R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hobart, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:NONE
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the takeoff roll, at lift off speed, the engine backfired smoke and flame from the exhaust port. The pilot shut down the engine and braked to a stop; however, the airplane struck a ditch and the main landing gear collapsed. While exiting the aircraft, the pilot noticed black smoke coming from the accessory compartment. The airplane was subsequently destroyed by fire. Fire damage prevented a determination of the cause for a loss of engine power. Two days prior to this accident the pilot had experienced a loss of engine power and landed in a field. He assessed that it was possibly a carburetor float or seat sticking. On the day of the accident, the pilot replaced the carburetor and restarted the engine. There were no discrepancies found during the ground check.
Probable Cause: The loss of engine power due to an undetermined reason. A factor was the ditch.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 10:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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