Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Air Tractor AT-802A, N802DL, Walton AgWings Inc: Accident occurred July 25, 2017 in Trumann, Poinsett County, Arkansas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Walton AgWings Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N802DL

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA454
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in Trumann, AR
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802, registration: N802DL

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

Aircraft crashed in a bean field while conducting aerial application.

Date: 25-JUL-17
Time: 11:15:00Z
Regis#: N802DL
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: 802A
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Operation: 137

A pilot was taken to a hospital after the crop duster he was flying went down in a northeast Arkansas field, authorities said.

Michael Darin Walton, 49, of Trumann was hurt Tuesday while flying southwest of Trumann near Maple Grove Lane in Poinsett County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Walton was taken taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

The agency said it received a call around 6:35 a.m. of a crash involving crop duster.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration.



The Poinsett County Sheriff's Office responded to a crop duster crash in Trumann Tuesday morning. 

According to Chief Deputy Chris Cruise, the plane went down west of Maple Grove Lane in the middle of a bean field.

The pilot, Michael Darin Walton, was taken to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.  

Cruise said members of the Federal Aviation Administration arrived at the scene. They are investigating the crash and why the plane went down. 


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