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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138017
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT6T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-602
Registration: N8518Y
C/n / msn: 602-0689
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West of Pine Bluffs, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Pine Bluffs, WY (82V)
Destination airport:Pine Bluffs, WY (82V)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he was conducting an aerial application flight when he inadvertently struck power lines while maneuvering. The airplane struck the ground with the right wing first and then rolled to the left, coming to rest with the left wing and tail section contacting the ground. The pilot reported no mechanical problems with the airplane and stated the accident could have been prevented if he had paid more attention to the wire height, and maintained additional clearance above the wires.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines during an aerial application flight.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2011 02:52 gerard57 Added
19-Aug-2011 03:29 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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