Sunday, July 9, 2017

Air Tractor Inc AT-602, N4257R, Quad Rabbit Inc: Fatal accident occurred July 08, 2017 in Cash, Craighead County, Arkansas

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas
Air Tractor Inc; Olney, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Quad Rabbit Inc:

NTSB Identification: CEN17FA259
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Saturday, July 08, 2017 in Cash, AR
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 602, registration: N4257R
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 8, 2017, about 1456 central daylight time, an Air Tractor Inc. AT-602 airplane, N4257R, was destroyed after impact with terrain near Cash, Arkansas. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by Quad Rabbit Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial spraying flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed from a private airstrip about 1431.

According to spray operator personnel, the pilot was conducting his sixth load of the day. Two witnesses located near the accident site observed the airplane make a low altitude turn and subsequently begin spinning with a nose low attitude. The spin continued until the airplane impacted a rice field.

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CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -  According to Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd, a man from Georgia was killed Saturday in a crop duster crash in Craighead County. 

The man was identified as Ronald J. Everidge, 27, of Georgia. 

Jonesboro dispatch said Saturday that the crash happened along Highway 226 in Cash. 

According to FAA spokesman Elizabeth Isham Cory, both the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash of the Air Tractor Inc AT-602.

The accident happened around 3 p.m. Saturday, Cory said, noting the investigation of a crop duster crash can take a year or more to complete.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's his Daddy sitting on the wing....