Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Air Tractor AT-502B, N599LA: Accident occurred April 16, 2019 in Morganza, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Crashed in a field due to unknown circumstances.

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Date: 16-APR-19
Time: 12:57:00Z
Regis#: N599LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT 502B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 137

NEW DETAILS: Pilot has been identified as Carl Comeaux from Carencro, Louisiana who was flying with an aviation service out of St. Landry Parish. He was extricated from the plane before it caught on fire. He was trying to land to load up chemicals so he could work for the day but in his approach, the plane rose suddenly in elevation and then went straight down into the ground. The Federal Aviation Administration will be investigating to figure out if it was a mechanical or pilot error.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, Louisiana (WAFB) - One person was taken to the hospital Tuesday after a crash involving a crop duster in the Morganza area.

A spokesperson for the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the scene, which was off Highway 10, at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 16.

Officials say the pilot was transported by helicopter to a hospital for treatment in stable condition. His identity has not been released.

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