Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Air Tractor AT-402B, N402KN: Accident occurred July 27, 2019 in Haverhill, Marshall County, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft lost power and made a force landing in a field.


Date: 27-JUL-19
Time: 18:30:00Z
Regis#: N402KN
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT402
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Flight Phase: APPROACH (APR)
Operation: 137
State: IOWA

Marshall County Iowa Sheriff's Office

At approximately 1:39 P.M. Saturday, July 27, 2019, the Marshall County Communications Center received a report of an airplane crash in the 2700-mile of Parker Avenue, rural Haverhill, Iowa. As deputies arrived, they located the pilot outside the aircraft, commonly referred to as a crop duster, which is used in the application of agricultural chemicals. The pilot, John Yost, was not injured during the landing and the aircraft sustained minor damage to a wing during the emergency landing.

It was reported by the pilot that the aircraft was experiencing mechanical problems as it was heading back the the airport. The pilot decided to make a controlled emergency landing in a nearby hayfield.

The aircraft was not loaded with agricultural chemicals at the time of this incident and is owned and operated by John Yost, contracted by Meyer Ag Service to apply agricultural chemicals.

HAVERHILL, Iowa -- It was a close call in Marshall County after a crop duster pilot was forced to make an emergency landing just yards from a child's birthday party.

It happened in the 2700 block of Parker Avenue in Haverhill around 2 p.m. Saturday. Police said mechanical issues caused the plane to lose power, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing in a field near a home. The aircraft went through a fence and ended up in a neighbor's front yard where family and friends were celebrating a 7-year-old's birthday.

“We were going to have pony rides so the kids were all out at the trailer and probably about several hundred yards or so away then here came the airplane and it crashed in the driveway right behind the kids,” said Ellen Hill.

No one was hurt. The Federal Aviation Administration is not considering the incident a crash. Police say the pilot is very experienced and did everything he needed to do. The plane suffered some minor damage.

Story and video ➤ https://whotv.com

MARSHALL COUNTY, Iowa. (KWWL) – A pilot is okay after making an emergency landing in Marshall County on Saturday.

According to a post from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, around 2 p.m. emergency crews received a report of an airplane crash on Parker Avenue in Haverhill.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the pilot outside a plane used to apply agriculture chemicals, also known as a crop duster.

The pilot was not injured and the plane suffered minor damage to a wing.

The pilot told deputies the plane was experiencing mechanical problems as it was heading to the airport.

That’s when the pilot decided to make a controlled emergency landing in a nearby hay field.The plane landed near a birthday party for a seven year old.

Story and video ➤ https://kwwl.com

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