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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146688
Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A188B AGwagon C
Owner/operator:Circle S Aviation Llc
Registration: N4831R
C/n / msn: 18802350
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:West of Cheyenne, 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
During an aerial application flight, the pilot was flying eastbound toward the morning sun. Due to the sun glare, the pilot did not see the north-south power line that crossed the airplane's flight path. The airplane subsequently collided with the power line, impacted the ground, and nosed over. The operator stated that the pilot was briefed on the location of the wire and the hazards of flight into sun prior to the flight. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance with a power line. Contributing to the accident was the sun's glare.



Revision history:

11-Jul-2012 08:28 Geno Added
11-Jul-2012 09:15 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Jul-2012 09:28 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:55 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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