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S2R-T660 crash in Chile

Old 16th Jan 2024, 06:52
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S2R-T660 crash in Chile

A Thrush S2R-T660 Turbo Thrush aircraft struck a utility pole, lost control, and crashed onto Ruta 5 near Panguilemo, Chile. The aircraft hit a car and burst into flames.

Various videos from different angles.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/349933

Date: Monday 15 January 2024 Time: c. 16:00 LT Type:
Thrush S-2R-T660 Thrush 710P
Owner/operator: PLYSA, opf Air Andes
Registration: EC-NPL
MSN: T660-152
Year of manufacture: 2021
Engine model: Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65AG
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category: Accident
Location: near Panguilemo Airport (SCTL) - Chile
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature: Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources

Narrative:
A Thrush S-2R-T660 Thrush 710P struck a utility pole, lost control, and crashed onto Ruta 5 near Panguilemo, Chile. The aircraft hit a car and burst into flames. The pilot died and several persons were injured on the ground and the aircraft was destroyed by fire.

A video of the accident shows the aircraft performing a low altitude water drop parallel to the road and the runway of Panguilemo Airport (SCTL).
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Last edited by Pilot DAR; 16th Jan 2024 at 11:25. Reason: Edit title
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