Saturday, September 22, 2018

Air Tractor AT-802A, N968JB: Accident occurred September 21, 2018 in Napoleon, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

https://registry.faa.gov/N968JB

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA563
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, September 21, 2018 in Napoleon, ND
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT802, registration: N968JB

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.

Struck powerline with right wing and crashed in a field.

Date: 21-SEP-18
Time: 17:59:00Z
Regis#: N968JB
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT 802A
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 91
City: KINTYRE
State: NORTH DAKOTA




A plane crashed into a field after striking a power line in rural Logan County 10 miles southwest of the city of Napoleon.

A crop sprayer flown by an employee of Mattern Spray Service crashed when the right wing struck the top of a power pole. The plane lost control and crashed into a field on a nearby farmstead. The wreckage was scattered throughout a quarter-mile area.

“If the plane traversed another 20 feet in its path of destruction it would have entered a slough and the pilot could have drowned. Conversely, if the plane did not veer in the direction it did it could have struck a house,” said Logan County Emergency Manager Daniel Schwartz. “The pilot is lucky to be alive.”

The National Transportation Safety Board released the wreckage to the owner and cleared KEM Electric to begin power line repair. The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating the crash as it resulted in the release of jet fuel into the environment.

The pilot was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck. His condition is not available.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.myndnow.com




LOGAN COUNTY, N.D. - A man was airlifted to a hospital in Bismarck after a plane crash in Logan County Friday afternoon.

The age of the man flying the plane is not being released yet, and his condition is unknown at this time.

The Logan County Emergency Manager Daniel Schwartz says a crop duster flown by an employee of Mattern Spray Service crashed when the right wing struck a power line 10 miles southwest of Napoleon.

Schwartz says if the plane wouldn’t have stopped it could have entered a slough. He says the plane veered away from potentially hitting a house.

The North Dakota Department of Health is investigating the crash because it released jet fuel into the environment.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.kfyrtv.com

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