14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, August 03, 2012 in Holcomb, KS
Aircraft: WEATHERLY AVIATION CO INC 620B, registration: N2008S
Injuries: 1 Minor.
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On August 3, 2012, about 0919 central daylight time, a Weatherly 620B, N2008S, sustained substantial damage when it impacted the ground following a loss of engine power during takeoff from a field near Holcomb, Kansas. The pilot received minor injuries. The aircraft was owned and operated by Farmers Aviation, Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.
IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 2008S Make/Model: W62T Description: 620TP Date: 08/03/2012 Time: 1519 Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Serious Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Substantial LOCATION City: HOLCOMB State: KS Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT ON TAKEOFF, CRASHED, NEAR HOLCOMB, KS INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 1 Min: 0 Unk: # Pass: 0 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Aerial Application Phase: Take-off Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: WICHITA, KS (CE07) Entry date: 08/06/2012
The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Their report identifies the pilot as John Crist, 64, of Garden City.
GARDEN CITY, Kansas — The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating after a small plane went down northwest of Garden City. It happened around 9:15 a.m. near 19550 North Big Lowe Road. It is three miles south of the Scott-Finney County line. According to the KHP, the crop duster had mechanical issues and lost power upon taking off and crashed in a field. The pilot, 64-year-old John Crist, was taken St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City.
A pilot was critically injured after crashing his plane in Finney County. It happened just before 10 a.m. in field about 15 miles south of Scott City. Officials say the pilot was flying a crop-dusting plane and crashed for unknown reasons. He is being taken to the hospital by helicopter.