Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Air Tractor AT-802A, N816FF, Air Tractor Inc: Accident occurred July 18, 2017 in Reyno, Randolph County, Arkansas

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas
Air Tractor; Olney, Texas
Transportation Safety Board of Canada; Ottawa, Ontario
Pratt & Whitney Canada; Longueuil,  Quebec

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Air Tractor Inc:

NTSB Identification: CEN17LA284
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Reyno, AR
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT802, registration: N816FF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 18, 2017, about 1800 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-802A, N816FF, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing near Reyno, Arkansas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by C & C Flying Service under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local aerial-application flight that departed at 1750 from a private airstrip near Reyno, Arkansas.

The pilot reported that he was unable to control engine torque or propeller speed as he maneuvered to land after completing an aerial-application flight. The pilot stated that the engine torque was about 6,000 ft/lbs with a propeller speed of about 700 rpm. The right aileron and right elevator were substantially damaged during the forced landing in a soybean field.

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