NTSB Identification: CEN12LA260
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in Bryan, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/2013
Aircraft: THRUSH AIRCRAFT INC S2R-H80, registration: N510KW
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

While maneuvering at a low altitude, the pilot attempted to retrieve a coffee cup that had become loose and was rolling around on the cockpit floor, and the airplane entered a nose-down descent. The pilot attempted to arrest the descent, but he did not have sufficient altitude to regain control of the airplane before it impacted the ground. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot's diverted attention, which resulted in a loss of control while maneuvering the airplane at a low altitude.

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