Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N8466V, 18 Jul 2008
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285842
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Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Air Advantage Inc
Registration: N8466V
MSN: 2226R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carthage, Illinois -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Carthage , IL
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he had departed from the private airstrip on two previous agricultural aerial application flights. During the next takeoff roll, the airplane veered to the left when it passed the center crown in the runway. He reported that the main wheel "caught" a deep rut at the runway edge. The airplane went off the runway and the left wing impacted a cornfield, which spun the airplane around. The landing gear, propeller, and empennage sustained substantial damage. The airport used by the pilot was a privately owned, paved airstrip used only by agricultural spray aircraft.

Probable Cause: The pilot failed to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll. Contributing to the accident were the uneven runway, the runway edge, and the cornfield.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report
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