Carson Flying Service Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N1755S
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Aircraft struck a wire and crashed onto a field.
Aircraft Make: AERO COMMANDER
Aircraft Model: S2R
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
ENID, Okla. — A Garber man survived the crash of the crop duster he was flying Thursday afternoon east of Enid.
Glen Walter Carson, 69, was admitted in stable condition to St. Mary's Regional Medical Center with head, hand and trunk injuries, according to an Oklahoma Highway Patrol report.
The crash happened at 3 p.m. one-half mile north of Longhorn Road and one-half mile west of 90th, about 3 miles south and 8 miles east of Enid. The plane went down in a private field.
According to the OHP report, Carson was flying a Aero Commander S2R aerial applicator, commonly referred to as a crop duster. He was spraying a field with a herbicide when he lost sight of the top static wire on a power pole. The plane hit the wire, causing it to go down, according to the report. The plane hit some trees, then hit the ground, traveling about 200 feet before it came to rest.
Carson was able to crawl out of the wreckage and call for help before the plane caught fire and partially burned, according to the report.
The report lists Carson's condition as apparently normal and the cause of the accident at "pilot error."
Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles said the pilot was conscious and alert when first responders arrived.
Firefighters from Waukomis, Fairmont, Pioneer/Skeleton Creek and Douglas responded and put out the plane fire, which also sparked a grass fire. In addition to OHP, Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Garfield County Emergency Management and Life EMS responded to the accident.
Federal Aviation Administration was notified and also will investigate.