Accident Christen A-1 Husky N2UJ, Friday 19 February 1999
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Date:Friday 19 February 1999
Time:10:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic HUSK model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Christen A-1 Husky
Owner/operator:Us Dept Of Agriculture
Registration: N2UJ
MSN: 1140
Total airframe hrs:880 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-C1G
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Battle Mountain, NV -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:(KBAM)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was performing pest control for the Department of Agriculture. He was over rolling terrain with winds at 5 knots gusting to 10 knots. After observing a coyote in a gully he set up a racetrack pattern. While still in a 10-degree bank prior to completion of the turn, the pilot stated he encountered a dust devil. The wing suddenly dropped and contacted the ground before he could take corrective action. The aircraft slid sideways and separated the right main landing gear before settling on its nose.

Probable Cause: Failure of the pilot to maintain clearance from terrain. A factor was the dust devil encountered by the airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: LAX99TA105
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 10:00 ASN Update Bot Added
12-Nov-2022 02:19 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
08-Apr-2024 09:32 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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