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Last updated: 21 July 2019
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 4 mei 1973
Tijd:08:00
Type:Howard 350
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Clarks Aerial Service
Registratie: N45CK
Constructienummer: 5333
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Union Springs, AL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Sproeivlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Union Springs-Franklin Field Airport, AL, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Union Springs-Franklin Field Airport, AL, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
A Howard 350, converted for crop spraying operations, descended just prior to the first swath run and impacted terrain in near level attitude. A post-impact fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged speed and altitude
pilot in command - diverted attention from operation of aircraft
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - jettisoned load

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