Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Air Tractor AT-802A, N319BM, Tiger Aviation LLC: Accident occurred May 15, 2017 in Dumas, Moore County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Tiger Aviation LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N319BM

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA285
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, May 15, 2017 in Dumas, TX
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N319BM
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that while maneuvering at a low altitude during an aerial application flight, a gust of wind lifted the right wing and the left wing descended striking the "wheat" crop. Subsequently, the airplane was "sucked" into the wheat, the airplane impacted the ground and came to rest inverted.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings.

The pilot reported that there were no pre-accident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation system about 4 nautical miles from the accident site, about the time of the accident, reported the wind at 160° at 13 knots.

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -  A pilot was shaken up after the small airplane he was inside crashed in a field near Dumas Monday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. 

The plane, identified as an Air Tractor AT-802A in the report, took substantial damage after it went down near noon. 

It crashed about 4 miles outside the small town. 

The pilot, who was not identified, only reported minor injuries.

The FAA did not list a potential cause for the crash.
Original article can be found here: http://www.newschannel10.com

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