Loss of control Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N702CB, 21 May 2014
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 290600
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Clear Skies Aviation, LLC
Registration: N702CB
MSN: 5085R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Medicine Lake, Montana -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Plentywood-Sherwood Airport, MT (PWD/KPWD)
Destination airport:Plentywood-Sherwood Airport, MT (PWD/KPWD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was maneuvering the airplane into a left banking turn after an aerial application. He added that, the next thing that he could remember, was that he could not arrest the airplane's descent and that it was heading toward the ground. The pilot tried to correct the airplane's attitude by pulling up, but the airplane subsequently impacted terrain.

Wreckage examination revealed that the left wing contacted the ground first. Engine examination and component testing did not reveal evidence of any preimpact mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation. It is likely that the pilot did not maintain airplane control and sufficient altitude to clear terrain during the turn.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airplane control and sufficient altitude to clear terrain during a low-altitude maneuver.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report

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06-Oct-2022 17:06 ASN Update Bot Added

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