Wirestrike Accident Aero Commander S-2R N5519X, 06 Jul 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21600
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Aero Commander S-2R
Owner/operator:Benson Air Ag, Inc.
Registration: N5519X
MSN: 1719R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:10 miles northwest of Benson, MN -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Benson, MN (BBB)
Destination airport:Benson, MN (BBB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane impacted power transmission lines while on an aerial application flight. The airplane impacted terrain immediately after the wire strike and was destroyed during a post accident ground fire. The pilot stated there were no mechanical malfunctions prior to impacting the transmission lines.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the power transmission lines. Contributing to the accident was the power transmission lines.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

12 Apr 2003 N5519X Benson Air-ag, Inc. 0 Benson, Minnesota sub


Revision history:

07-Jul-2008 12:02 Fusko Added
07-Jul-2008 12:12 harro Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 11:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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