Accident Air Tractor AT-502B N502DB, Tuesday 29 May 2007
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Date:Tuesday 29 May 2007
Time:04:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor AT-502B
Registration: N502DB
MSN: 502B-0410
Year of manufacture:1997
Total airframe hrs:6525 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PT6-34AG
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Banquete, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Banquete, TX
Destination airport:Banquete, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The single-engine agricultural airplane collided with a set of power transmission lines while performing an aerial application flight. The 25,223-hour commercial pilot reported that while maneuvering underneath one set of power lines and over a second set of power lines, the airplane collided with the first set of power lines, separating the vertical stabilizer and the rudder. The pilot attempted to control the airplane with power, elevator and ailerons but was not successful. The pilot lost control of the airplane during the forced landing in an adjacent cotton field. The airplane sustain structural damage and the pilot was not injured. Weather at the airport was reported as winds calm, visibility 10 statute miles with clear skies, temperature 30 degrees Celsius, dew point 21 degrees Celsius, and altimeter 29.86 inches of Mercury.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from the power transmission line(s). A contributing factor was the low altitude selected by the pilot.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: DFW07CA123
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

01-Oct-2022 09:34 ASN Update Bot Added
04-Dec-2023 11:13 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
04-Dec-2023 11:14 harro Updated [Cn, Other fatalities]

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