ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39003
Last updated: 1 November 2014
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Date:22-OCT-1997
Time:1340
Type:Weatherly 620B
Owner/operator:Paducah Ag-Air Service
Registration: N46278
C/n / msn: 1550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cee Vee, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Paducah, TX (3F6)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The agricultural airplane collided with power lines and terrain during a local aerial application flight. Witnesses reported that the airplane was flying level, approximately the height of the power lines, when it passed behind an obstruction, out of their view. They reported seeing black smoke 5-10 seconds later. The witnesses went to the accident site and observed power lines severed and stretched to the ground. Examination of the airplane by the investigator-in-charge revealed that the airplane struck the power lines with the main landing gear mounted wire cutter. Further examination of the airframe, engine and logbooks revealed no evidence of pre-impact defects. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with the power lines during an aerial application flight.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X08996


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