Wirestrike Accident Ayres S-2R Thrush N5596X, 07 Aug 2012
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147492
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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:Bluestem Aerial Sprayers Llc
Registration: N5596X
MSN: 5095R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sandbar 5 miles NE Ponca City, OK -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Newkirk, OK
Destination airport:Newkirk, OK (OK48)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During an aerial application flight over a river, the pilot was spreading seed when the airplane struck and severed all four wires of an electrical transmission power line. During the forced landing, the airplane impacted tall vegetation. The fuselage, empennage, and both wings were substantially damaged. According to the pilot and photographs of the area, neither the transmission wires nor the poles were visible above the tree line adjacent to the river banks. The pilot stated that he had been warned about the transmission lines that extended over the river and should have located them before the application portion of the flight began.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain clearance from power lines.


FAA register: http://www.poncacitynews.com/local/Plane-Crash-Kay-County
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120807_11_0_PONCAC851202]

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 May 2006 N5596X Croom Aviation 0 Perry, Florida sub
Fuel exhaustion.


Revision history:

07-Aug-2012 17:36 Geno Added
08-Aug-2012 08:58 gerard57 Updated [Damage]
08-Aug-2012 09:58 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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