Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Air Tractor AT-502B, Cardinal Air LLC, N4218E: Accident occurred October 18, 2016 in Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas

CARDINAL AIR LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N4218E

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Little Rock FSDO-11


AIRCRAFT DURING AERIAL APPLICATION STRUCK POWERLINES AND FORCE LANDED IN A POND, NEAR PARAGOULD, ARKANSAS


Date: 18-OCT-16

Time: 15:30:00Z
Regis#: N4218E
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: Unknown
Damage: Substantial
Activity: Aerial Application
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
City: PARAGOULD
State: Arkansas




PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) -   A pilot is safe after a plane crash in Greene County.

The plane was found just off Highway 135 in Paragould Tuesday morning.

Greene County Sheriff David Carter said the plane was discovered in a pond. When it was discovered, nobody was on the plane.

Sheriff's deputies found the pilot at the airstrip where he took off.

The pilot said the wind caused problems at which time he flew through some power lines and crashed.

"Speaking with him briefly," Carter said, "he said the wind was a big factor in it. It looks like he did hit some high line wires and did go down."

GCSO did confirm the pilot was safe.

Carter said the pilot sprayed a field west of the crash site and was headed back to the airstrip when he crashed.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the crash.

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