Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander F-GIEN, 16 May 2017
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195424
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Time:07:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Midair SARL
Registration: F-GIEN
MSN: 2088R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Etang de l'Or, Marsillargues, Hérault 34 -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Montpellier-Candillargues Airfield (LFNG)
Destination airport:Montpellier-Candillargues Airfield (LFNG)
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A plane used for spraying insects, crashed into a lake after a technical failure of the engine. The pilot was not injured. He was recued by a fisherman.

The engine failure in flight resulted from a leak in one of the carburettor floats causing a position of the carburettor that was consistent with an engine choking.
The control of engine parameters performed during the run-up before the flight did not detect the latent failure induced by the fault.


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



Revision history:

16-May-2017 17:55 gerard57 Added
16-May-2017 19:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Photo, ]
16-May-2017 22:22 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
25-Jun-2018 14:32 harro Updated [Narrative]
30-Dec-2022 00:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
30-Dec-2022 01:00 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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