Runway excursion Accident Air Tractor AT-502 N502AJ, Wednesday 29 July 2009
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Date:Wednesday 29 July 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor AT-502
Registration: N502AJ
MSN: 5020054
Year of manufacture:1989
Total airframe hrs:9626 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dundee, MS -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Dundee, MS
Destination airport:Dundee, MS
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was departing to the north, from a private concrete airstrip, for the purpose of conducting an agricultural application flight. The airplane was loaded with 400 gallons of fungicide, and contained 110 gallons of fuel on board. Shortly after becoming airborne, the airplane began to settle back toward the runway. The pilot attempted to dump the fungicide; however, the airplane settled into a soybean field and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage, fuselage, wings, and engine firewall. The pilot stated that he did not experience any mechanical malfunctions and examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any anomalies. The nearest weather reporting station, located approximately 12 miles north of the accident site, reported winds from 170 degrees at 6 knots, and a temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, about the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during takeoff.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA09CA428
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




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