Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Air Tractor AT-502B, N61315: Accident occurred July 10, 2020 in Dalhart, 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:  https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf


Location: Dalhart, TX

Accident Number: CEN20LA279
Date & Time: 07/10/2020, 1455 CDT
Registration: N61315
Aircraft:  Air Tractor AT502
Injuries:  1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 137: Agricultural

On July 10, 2020, about 1455 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-502B airplane, N61315, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Dalhart, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 flight.

The engine reportedly rolled back to minimum power in-flight as the pilot was returning from a local flight. The pilot executed a forced landing to an open field. The airplane sustained damage to the outboard left wing structure. An engine examination is planned.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N61315
Model/Series: AT502 B
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Bailey Flying Service Inc.
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)
Operator Does Business As:
Operator Designator Code: BLYG

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: DHT, 3991 ft msl
Observation Time: 1453 CDT
Distance from Accident Site:
Temperature/Dew Point: 32°C / 19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 12 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting:  30.12 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Dalhart, TX (DHT)
Destination: Dalhart, TX (DHT)

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:  36.060833, -102.518611 (est)

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