Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N4946X, 23 Jul 2005
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 293307
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Time:09:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Tri County Sprayers Inc.
Registration: N4946X
MSN: 5007R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hamlin, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Hamlin, TX (14F)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While on an aerial application of fertilizer on a field, the pilot noticed that the engine temperature was high and engine oil was covering the windscreen. The 700-hour pilot initiated a precautionary landing to a nearby field with limited forward visibility. During the landing roll, the airplane struck a berm and the right main landing gear collapsed. Examination of the airplane revealed the oil was leaking from a seal at the base of one propeller blade at the propeller hub attach point.

Probable Cause: The failure of the propeller blade seal resulting in an oil leak. Contributing factors were the limited forward visibility and lack of suitable terrain for the precautionary landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 Jun 2013 N4946X Tri County Sprayers Inc 0 Hamlin Municipal Airport - 14F, Hamlin, TX sub


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