Friday, August 21, 2020

Air Tractor AT-602, N604MG: Accident occurred August 20, 2020 in Inverness, Sunflower County, Mississippi

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entities:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Jackson, Mississippi
Air Tractor; Olney, Texas
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

https://registry.faa.gov/N604MG


Location: Inverness, MS
Accident Number: CEN20LA353
Date & Time: 08/20/2020, 0900 CDT
Registration: N604MG
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT602
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On August 20, 2020, about 0900 central daylight time, an Air Tractor 602 airplane, N604MG, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Inverness, Mississippi. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

In a statement provided by the pilot, he was on short final to land at the private strip. He required more engine power to make the runway so he attempted to advance the power lever, but it would not move. The pilot made a forced landing in a field short of the runway and the airplane came to rest upright.

An initial examination of the power lever revealed that it was stuck near the idle position and could not be moved. The airplane has been retained for further examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Registration: N604MG
Model/Series: AT602
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: Gary Flying Service
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural Aircraft (137)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KGLH, 128 ft msl
Observation Time: 0853 CDT
Distance from Accident Site: 22 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 23°C / 21°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 6 knots / , 40°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.93 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Inverness, MS (MS21)
Destination: Inverness, MS (MS21)

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: 33.336944, -90.581389 (est)

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