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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59466
Last updated: 24 April 2018
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Type:Cessna 337C Super Skymaster
Owner/operator:State of Wisconsin/DNR
Registration: N2489S
C/n / msn: 337-0789
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: None
Location:Pittsville, Wood County, Wisconsin -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Necedah, WI (DAF)
Destination airport:Pittsville, WI
Investigating agency: NTSB
The public-use airplane was being operated as a single-pilot aerial observation aircraft when it was responding to a ground fire. The fire originated from a garbage fire at a house that was adjacent to a wooded area. The wooded area was at the northern edge of a fallow agricultural field that the airplane was seen initially flying over on a southerly heading at an altitude of about 100 feet above the trees. The airplane then turned towards a northerly heading and descended to an altitude of about 35 feet above the field. The airplane engine noise then increased which was then followed by a wing drop consistent with an aerodynamic stall as it approached the tree line. Examination of the wreckage revealed no anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at a low altitude.




Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

08-Apr-2009 22:28 slowkid Added
27-Mar-2010 12:55 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
01-Dec-2017 18:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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