Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N7982V, 30 Jul 2006
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 291978
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Time:06:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Registration: N7982V
MSN: 2329R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Park Rapids, Minnesota -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Park Rapids Municipal Konshok Field, MN (KPKD)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane collided with the terrain and nosed down, following a loss of engine power during an aerial application flight. The pilot reported he made two swath runs over the field he was spraying. He stated that during the turn at the end of the second pass, the engine started to lose power. The pilot reported that he made a turn to the right to avoid a farm and checked the magnetos to no avail. He stated that he made another turn to avoid another farm and trees along the flight path. The pilot reported that he decided to land in a pasture and that turbulence was encountered when the airplane descended below the tree level. He reported that the airplane impacted the ground due to the loss of the headwind. The airplane contacted the terrain on the main gear, nosed down, and spun around 180 degrees before coming to rest. The reason for the loss of engine power was undetermined.

Probable Cause: A loss of engine power for undetermined reasons and the inadequate airspeed during the forced landing which resulted in a stall/mush. A factor was the low altitude at which the airplane was being operated.



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

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