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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169205
Last updated: 19 January 2020
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Time:07:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 350B2 Ecureuil
Owner/operator:SN Air Co Ltd
Registration: HL9196
C/n / msn: 2967
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pyeongchon-ri, Guji-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu-si -   South Korea
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ARAIB
Crashed after wire strike during an aerial application. Aboard the aircraft was one captain who sustained fatal injuries, and the aircraft was destroyed by the crash impact.

The Aviation Railway Accident Investigation Board (ARAIB) determines the cause of this accident to be It is assumed that, although the captain of HL9196 may have been well aware of the presence of high-voltage power lines prior to an aerial application, he momentarily forgot about it and collided with the power line since he had to simultaneously perform multiple required tasks inside the sweltering cockpit, with the lack of experience in an aerial spraying operation.

The contributing factor to this accident is determined to be, SN Air Co., Ltd. inadequately trained the captain in aircraft type transition, instructor designation, and aerial application.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ARAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

26-Aug-2014 13:17 Aerossurance Added
26-Sep-2016 20:19 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
19-Jan-2020 07:58 harro Updated [Cn, Accident report, ]

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