Accident Ayres S-2R Thrush N1206S, 02 Nov 2011
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140279
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ayres S-2R Thrush
Owner/operator:Faunce Aviation Llc
Registration: N1206S
MSN: 2470R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kahlotus, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Kahlotus, WA
Destination airport:Kahlotus, WA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was conducting an aerial application flight; he had just completed an application and was proceeding to another nearby field. He diverted his attention to reprogram the cockpit global positioning system (GPS) receiver and failed to retrim the airplane with nose-up trim. While the pilot was reprogramming the GPS receiver, the airplane entered a shallow descent and impacted the top of a small hill.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from the ground due to his distraction with programming a global positioning system receiver.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

08-Dec-2011 09:31 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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