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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43212
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1998
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-502B
Owner/operator:Snow Flying Service
Registration: N6093U
C/n / msn: 0359
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Eudora, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
Witnesses observed the aircraft maneuvering at about 1,500 to 2,500 feet. One witness reported the aircraft appeared as though it was going to do a 'loop;' however, it 'stalled.' At one point it looked as though the aircraft would just roll out and continue flying, but the 'right wing appeared to stall' and the aircraft entered into 'an inverted flat spin.' At about 200 to 300 feet agl, the aircraft nosed over to a more vertical position at which time the aircraft went behind some trees. A witness reported that the 'engine never stopped running.' No anomalies were found with the airframe or engine that would have prevented normal operation. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed while attempting an aerobatic manuever

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X09422


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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