Friday, April 28, 2017

Air Tractor AT-402A, Gress Air LLC, N402GK: Incident occurred April 27, 2017 in Nebraska City, Otoe County, Nebraska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lincoln, Nebraska 

GRESS AIR LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N402GK

Aircraft during aerial application, struck a powerline and crashed into a field. 

Date: 27-APR-17
Time: 00:57:00Z
Regis#: N402GK
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT402
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
City: NEBRASKA CITY
State: NEBRASKA

Authorities say a crop-dusting plane landed in an open field after striking a power line in southeast Nebraska.

The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot found a spot to alight about 6 miles (10 kilometers) southwest of Nebraska City near where the line was hit Thursday evening. Chief Deputy Mike Holland said Friday a farmer who’d seen the plane land took the pilot to a hospital, where the pilot was treated and released.

Holland identified the pilot as 39-year-old Kyle Gress, who lives in Unadilla.

Federal officials have arrived to investigate the accident.

Original article can be found here:   http://kticradio.com

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