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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134888
Last updated: 16 September 2019
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Date:08-JAN-2004
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ayres S-2R-T65 Turbo Thrush
Owner/operator:U.S. Department of State Bureau of INM
Registration: N3100E
C/n / msn: S2RHG-T65
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Magdalena, NM -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The airplane was on a mountain aerial application training mission for the U.S. Department of State. The two pilots reported that they had made two uneventful spray runs. On the third spray run, at approximately ten feet agl, the instructor pilot noticed [and confirmed by the engine gauges] a power loss. He took control of the airplane and performed a forced landing. The airplane impacted the terrain, bounced, and proceeded over a steep embankment where it came to rest. A postimpact fire ensued, consuming the airplane.

Probable Cause: loss of engine power for reasons undetermined. A contributing factor was the lack of suitable terrain for a forced landing.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040109X00042&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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