Accident Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander N5531X, 03 May 2010
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 74204
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rockwell S-2R Thrush Commander
Owner/operator:Aufderheide Flying Service Inc
Registration: N5531X
MSN: 1731R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Southwest of De Witt, AR -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:De Witt Municip, AR (5M1)
Destination airport:De Witt Municip, AR (5M1)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The airplane was reported missing after failing to return from an aerial application flight. The airplane wreckage was located in a wooded area near the field being sprayed about 5 hours after the airplane's expected return time. Flight control continuity could not be verified due to damage to the airplane. Postaccident examination of the engine and propeller assemblies indicated that the engine was producing power and the propeller was rotating during the impact sequence. The reason for the airplane impacting the trees and terrain could not be determined.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain clearance from terrain for undetermined reasons.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-May-2010 13:02 RobertMB Added
05-May-2010 13:38 RobertMB Updated [Date]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
26-Nov-2017 17:52 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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