Sunday, July 21, 2019

Piper PA-36-285, N57799: Accident occurred July 15, 2019 in Bancroft, Idaho

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City

NTSB Identification: GAA19CA437
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 2019 in Chesterfield, IN
Aircraft: Piper PA36, registration: N57799

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 hillside and caught fire.

Date: 15-JUL-19
Time: 19:15:00Z
Regis#: N57799
Aircraft Make: PIPER
Aircraft Model: PA36
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Operation: 137
State: IDAHO

A 56-year-old pilot was injured in a Monday afternoon plane crash that occurred while he was spraying agricultural chemicals in a field in Bancroft, a city in Caribou County.

Curtis E. Hill of Somerton, Arizona, was flying a Piper PA-36 Pawnee Brave for Hill AG Air out of Malad, when the plane lost lift shortly before 1:30 p.m., according to Caribou County sheriff’s officials.

Hill immediately tried to dump the agricultural chemicals to gain lift, but was unable to, and the plane struck the hillside just west of 2629 Kelly Toponce Road, sheriff’s officials said. The crash started a fire, but the chemicals onboard quickly extinguished the flames.

Hill was transported by ground ambulance to Caribou Memorial Hospital in Soda Springs with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, sheriff’s officials said.

The sheriff’s office and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating the incident.

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