Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Air Tractor AT-802A, registered to and operated by 5-GS Aviation LLC, N4170S: Accident occurred May 04, 2018 in Trumann, Poinsett County, Arkansas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Little Rock, Arkansas

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Truman, AR
Accident Number: GAA18CA265
Date & Time: 05/04/2018, 1520 CDT
Registration: N4170S
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT 802
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Miscellaneous/other
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

The pilot reported that, during an aerial application flight, the airplane hit a pole. The pilot added that he landed in a bean field after striking the pole.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and rudder.

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

Pilot Information

Certificate: Commercial
Age: 65, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Single
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: Unknown
Instrument Rating(s): Airplane
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 12/08/2017
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 12/08/2017
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 17000 hours (Total, all aircraft), 1600 hours (Total, this make and model), 16940 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC
Registration: N4170S
Model/Series: AT 802 A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Restricted
Serial Number: 802A-0278
Landing Gear Type: Tailwheel
Seats: 1
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 03/07/2018, Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Turbo Prop
Airframe Total Time: 5021.4 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: P&W
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: PT6A-65AG
Registered Owner: 5-GS AVIATION LLC
Rated Power: hp
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137) 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KJBR, 262 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 16 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 2039 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 358°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2000 ft agl
Visibility: 10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 9000 ft agl
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 12 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 230°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.04 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 22°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: Light - Rain
Departure Point: Harrisburg, AR
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Company VFR
Destination: Truman, AR
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:
Type of Airspace: Class G

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  35.570278, -90.636111 (est)

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