Thursday, July 25, 2019

Air Tractor AT-502, N1509E: Accident occurred July 24, 2019 in Welsh, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

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

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA452

14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in Welsh, LA
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT 502, registration: N1509E

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 crashed into a field after clipping a telephone pole.

Date: 24-JUL-19
Time: 13:43:00Z
Regis#: N1509E
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137

Around 8:20 am on July 24th a 911 call came in that a plane crashed.  

Units responded to LA 382 and David road, South of Roanoke, Louisiana.

The plane, a crop duster had struck a power pole, lost a wing and then struck a tree before coming to a stop in a field. 

The pilot walked away from the crash and was transported to the hospital by private vehicle with minor scrapes.  

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.  

Welsh Fire district 3 responded to assist.

Original article can be found here ➤


  1. That's a lot of damage according to the pictures. "incident"? What constitutes an "accident"?

  2. This guy should start playing the Powerball lottery. How lucky to be able to walk away from that kind of damage?