Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N2249U, 12 Jun 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 289972
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Time:08:38 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Farmer Aerial Ag LLC
Registration: N2249U
MSN: 1871R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Boise City, Oklahoma -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Boise City, OK (17K)
Destination airport:Boise City, OK (17K)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private pilot reported that the purpose of the flight was to apply pesticides to a field. The takeoff and transit to the work area were normal; however, after he had conducted a few spray runs, the engine power began to degrade. The pilot decided to fly the airplane back to the airport. The engine power continued to degrade, so the pilot moved the fuel boost pump switch to the "on" position; however, the engine then lost total power, and the pilot was forced to land the airplane in a cornfield about 3 miles from the airport. During the forced landing, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the airplane ground looped, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage and wings. A postaccident examination of the fuel system and the engine revealed no anomalies.

Probable Cause: The total loss of engine power for reasons that could not be determined because postaccident examination of the engine and fuel system revealed no anomalies.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years
Download report: Final report

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06-Oct-2022 06:24 ASN Update Bot Added

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