Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Ayres S2R-T34 Thrush, N2249B: Fatal accident occurred May 30, 2018 in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma and Incident occurred July 03, 2017 in Carrington, Foster County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Aircraft struck a radio transmitting guy wire while conducting spray operations. 

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Date: 30-MAY-18
Time: 21:18:00Z
Regis#: N2249B
Aircraft Model: S2R-T34
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: FATAL
Aircraft Missing: No
Operation: 137City: EL RENO

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CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. - One person is dead after a plane crash in Canadian County, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Crews responded Wednesday just after 5:15 p.m. to the scene near El Reno.

"We were notified about 5:13 of a plane crash, location's Memorial Road and Manning Road," said Trooper Mat Conway with OHP.

Officials say a crop duster was spraying in the area when it hit a radio tower.

"Single, fixed-wing. It was a crop duster. They were spraying a weed killer. He was flying and making a turn and struck the guy-wire for the cell tower," said Conway.

OHP says the pilot was the only person on board the Ayres S2R, formerly known as an Ag Commander, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials have not released the pilot's name.

Fuel from the plane started a fire in the creek bottom where it crashed.

In a statement, the FAA says "investigators will be making their way to the crash site and the NTSB has been notified. The NTSB  will be in charge of the investigation."

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CANADIAN COUNTY, Okla. —  A pilot died Wednesday evening after a plane crashed in Canadian County, Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials confirmed.

Shortly before 5:15 p.m., troopers were alerted about a plane crash near Memorial Road Northeast and North Manning Road, just north of El Reno, according to Highway Patrol officials. While flying weed killer over the area, the pilot made a turn and hit a guide wire on a tower, according to officials.

The pilot was the only person in the plane, a single fixed-wing crop duster, officials said.

The pilot has not been identified, but Highway Patrol officials said the person was a contracted crop duster. The company that hired the pilot is heading to the scene to help identify the person.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, officials said.

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Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Aircraft force landed in a field during aerial application operation.

Date: 03-JUL-17
Time: 15:20:00Z
Regis#: N2249B
Aircraft Make: AYRES
Aircraft Model: S2R
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

1 comment:

  1. Your header is incorrect. This accident happened in Canadian County, OK., just north of El Reno. The aircraft reportedly struck a guy wire of an antenna tower.