Wirestrike Accident Ayres S-2R-G6 Turbo Thrush N4182G, Saturday 27 May 2023
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Date:Saturday 27 May 2023
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SS2T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Ayres S-2R-G6 Turbo Thrush
Registration: N4182G
MSN: G6-155
Year of manufacture:2000
Total airframe hrs:2899 hours
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-6-252M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Uylsses, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Ulysses Airport, KS (KULS)
Destination airport:Ulysses Airport, KS (KULS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that, while spraying a pasture at low altitude, the airplane struck a zipline cable, which resulted in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation and that he needed to be more alert to obstacles.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a cable during spray operations.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA303
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report


FAA register: https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/NNumberResult?nNumberTxt=N4182G


Revision history:

30-May-2023 16:49 AgOps Added
30-Sep-2023 11:56 ASN Update Bot Updated
30-Sep-2023 11:58 harro Updated

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