Accident Ayres S-2R Thrush N4946X, 01 Jun 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156193
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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:Tri County Sprayers Inc
Registration: N4946X
MSN: 5007R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hamlin Municipal Airport - 14F, Hamlin, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hamlin, TX (14F)
Destination airport:Hamlin, TX (14F)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the landing, the airplane encountered a strong, gusting right crosswind. The pilot attempted to perform a go-around; however, the airplane ground-looped. The prevailing wind resulted in a right quartering tailwind with a gusting crosswind component of 23 knots. The maximum crosswind velocity for the accident airplane was 15 miles per hour; therefore, the calculated crosswind component exceeded the capability of the airplane. The pilot should not have landed with a crosswind that exceeded the airplane's capabilities. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to land the airplane with a crosswind that exceeded the airplane's capabilities.


FAA register:

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

23 Jul 2005 N4946X Tri County Sprayers Inc. 0 Hamlin, Texas sub


Revision history:

01-Jun-2013 23:58 Geno Added
03-Jun-2013 22:09 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 08:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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