Monday, April 29, 2019

Air Tractor Inc AT-602, registered to and operated by Buffalo Ridge Airspray LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight, N602AM: Accident occurred April 28, 2019 in Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Lubbock, Texas

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Quanah, TX
Accident Number: CEN19LA131
Date & Time: 04/28/2019, 1258 CDT
Registration: N602AM
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 602
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural 

On April 28, 2019, about 1215 central daylight time, an Air Tractor Inc. AT-602 airplane, N602AM, impacted a powerline and subsequently impacted terrain near Quanah, Texas. The commercial pilot reported no injuries. The airplane sustained substantial fuselage damage during the impact with terrain. The airplane was registered to and operated by Buffalo Ridge Airspray LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Quanah Municipal Airport, near Quanah, Texas, about 1200.

At 1201, the recorded weather at the Childress Municipal Airport, near Childress, Texas, was: Wind 130° at 5 kts; visibility 10 statute miles; sky condition scattered clouds at 2,300 ft; temperature 19° C; dew point 14° C; altimeter 29.89 inches of mercury.  

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N602AM
Model/Series: AT 602 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Buffalo Ridge Airspray Llc
Operating Certificate(s) Held:  Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: 46JG 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCDS, 1951 ft msl
Observation Time: 1201 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 27 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 19°C / 14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2300 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots / , 130°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.89 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Quanah, TX (F01)
Destination: Quanah, TX (F01)

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: 34.363333, -99.826944 (est) 

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