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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 43509
Last updated: 29 March 2019
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Date:05-JUL-1994
Time:16:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic A9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander A-9B
Owner/operator:Air Cover
Registration: N7965V
C/n / msn: 1574
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Excelsior Sprgs, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Independence, MO (31P)
Destination airport:, MO
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE PILOT WAS MAKING A TEST APPLICATION RUN WITH A LOAD OF WATER OVER A PRIVATE FARM AIRSTRIP AFTER CLEANING HIS SPRAY EQUIPMENT. THE AIRPLANE STRUCK UNMARKED POWERLINES WHICH WERE 950 FEET FROM AND 48 FEET ABOVE THE THRESHOLD (2.89 DEGREES). NO ANOMALIES WERE DISCOVERED WITH THE AIRPLANE, THE ENGINE EXHIBITED INDICATIONS OF HIGH POWER AT IMPACT, AND WITNESSES DESCRIBED HEARING THE ENGINE UNTIL IMPACT. CAUSE: The pilot's failure to maintain altitude clearance above the powerlines during his maintenance test application run.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001206X01679


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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