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Air Tractor AT-502B, N60518: Accident occurred May 31, 2019 in Rockford, Mercer County, Ohio

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cincinnati, Ohio

Neal Aircraft Inc

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA303
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, May 31, 2019 in Rockford, OH
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502, registration: N60518

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.

Aircraft hit power lines and crashed.

Date: 31-MAY-19
Time: 23:20:00Z
Regis#: N60518
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 133
State: OHIO

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a plane crash that happened on Friday night.

According to the Wapakoneta post of the OSHP, the 1996 Air Tractor plane crashed just before 7:30 Friday evening west of SR 118 and north of Oregon Road in Mercer County.

Through the investigation, it was discovered that the plane was being operated by 46 year-old Aaron Philips of Kansas when he struck high tension power lines. The plane lost control and crashed in a plowed field. Phillips was able to get out of the aircraft and was taken to Coldwater hospital by Rockford EMS.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB have been contacted and will also be investigating the crash.

Original article ➤

MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) - Troopers from the Wapakoneta Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a plane crash.

According to a release, the crash happened, just before 7:30 pm Friday night, west of State Route 118 and north of Oregon Road in Mercer County. 

Through an investigation, it was found that a yellow 1996 Air Tractor AT-502B plane was being operated by Aaron Phillips, 46, of Redfield, Kansas. The plane was traveling south from Fetters Road and hit power lines, causing it to lose control and crash into a plowed field.

Phillips exited the plane by himself and was transported to Coldwater Hospital with minor injuries.

The Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash.

Original article can be found here ➤