Accident Air Tractor AT-502 N9151C, Tuesday 8 June 2004
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Date:Tuesday 8 June 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor AT-502
Owner/operator:Kuntz Aviation
Registration: N9151C
MSN: 502-0222
Year of manufacture:1993
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PT6A-SER
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Joiner, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Joiner, AR (80AR)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The single-engine agricultural airplane impacted terrain while maneuvering during an aerial application flight. The operator reported that the pilot was spraying various fields throughout the morning for Boll Weevil eradication. A review of the SATLOC GPS flight data card that was installed in the airplane, showed that the airplane had been spraying approximately two miles west of the accident site, and the proceeded to maneuver in the general area for several minutes. The flight data record ended approximately two miles north of the accident site. There were no eyewitnesses to the accident. No pre-impact mechanical or structural anomalies were discovered at the accident site.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance and altitude from terrain while maneuvering during an aerial application.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW04LA156
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 18:07 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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