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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 227555
Last updated: 8 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T188C AgHusky
Registration: N3367J
C/n / msn: T18803635T
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Thayer County, Deshler, NE -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Hebron, NE (HJH)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, while conducting an agricultural application flight, he made a minimum bank angle turn to the south. He then maneuvered the airplane to avoid wires, but the vertical stabilizer struck the bottom set of wires, which resulted in the separation of the top section of the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The airplane subsequently impacted the ground, and a postaccident fire ensued.
The airplane was consumed by postaccident fire.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from wires during low-altitude maneuvering.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

24-Jul-2019 21:05 Geno Added
24-Jul-2019 22:18 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
25-Jul-2019 01:24 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
25-Jul-2019 14:26 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
08-Dec-2019 18:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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