On July 30, 1993, at 0715 central daylight time, a Rockwell S-2R, N8842Q, sustained substantial damage near Elaine, Arkansas, during a forced landing. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local aerial application flight.

The pilot reported to the Safety Board that following takeoff the airplane passed through water from a pivoting irrigation system at the end of the airport. He further stated that the water ingestion into the turbine engine caused the engine to flame out. During the forced landing to the wet field and cross furrows, the landing gear collapsed and the airplane skidded to a stop.

According to an enclosed repair facility report, engine damage was "typical of water ingestion and thermal damage."

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