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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 45465
Last updated: 14 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 182A
Owner/operator:Ronald K. Vaughn
Registration: N4085D
C/n / msn: 34785
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Emmett, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Emmett, ID (S78)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The commercial pilot was conducting an agriculture application flight when the aircraft he was piloting collided with power lines. According to witnesses, the airplane was maneuvering from south to north, west of a canal. One of the witnesses reported that the airplane was in a turn to the left when the upper (right) wing struck a series of high-tension power lines. He reported that after the wing struck the power lines, it collapsed back against the fuselage and the airplane fell to the ground. A second witness reported that the pilot had completed three passes, and shortly after starting the fourth pass, the witness heard a bang that sounded much like a large electrical transformer exploding.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power transmission lines while maneuvering.



Revision history:

28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
09-Dec-2017 17:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Source, Narrative]

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