Saturday, March 30, 2019

Rockwell S-2R-T Turbo Thrush, N4250X: Accident occurred March 28, 2019 in Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA185
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Hermiston, OR
Aircraft: Rockwell S 2R, registration: N4250X

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Crashed on final approach.

Date: 28-MAR-19
Time: 21:54:00Z
Regis#: N4250X
Aircraft Model: S 2R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 137

HERMISTON, Oregon – A single-engine crop duster crashed in a newly-seeded crop circle south of Hermiston Thursday afternoon. The pilot was the only occupant. Theadore “Ted” Pasicka, 60, of Hermiston suffered a minor injury in the crash on land owned by the OSU Experiment Station.

Emergency and medical personnel from Umatilla County Fire District No. 1 and the Hermiston Police Department responded.

Hermiston Police Capt. Travis Eynon said there might have been minor damage to some irrigation equipment and the ground, but no major destruction occurred on the ground, other than to the plane itself.

Hermiston Police Lt. Randy Studebaker said the call came in at 2:54 p.m. Thursday afternoon. He added that the cause of the crash is thought to be a “possible mechanical issue.” The land, which is owned by the state, is not open to the public and Studebaker said the crash was not visible from the roads, which did not deter motorists from driving around trying to catch a glimpse of the wreckage.

A Hazmat team was activated because of what turned out to be a minor fuel leak. There was no threat to public safety as a result of the crash.

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