Accident Air Tractor Inc AT-502B N598LA, Wednesday 17 October 2012
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Date:Wednesday 17 October 2012
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor Inc AT-502B
Owner/operator:King Ag Leasing Inc
Registration: N598LA
MSN: 502B-2598
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney PT6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Portales, New Mexico -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Portales, NM
Destination airport:Portales, NM
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The private pilot was maneuvering the airplane above a crop field during an aerial application flight. Upon entering the field from the south, the pilot misjudged the airplane's distance from power lines and struck a power line. He subsequently lost control of the airplane, which impacted terrain and came to rest inverted, sustaining substantial damage to the empennage. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane or engine.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from power lines during an aerial application flight.

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN13CA019
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB CEN13CA019

Location

Revision history:

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