Friday, August 21, 2020

Air Tractor AT-502: Incident occurred August 19, 2020 in Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; South Florida

Aircraft had mechanical issues and landed on a road.

Date: 19-AUG-20
Time: 14:72:00Z
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: NONE
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137

BELLE GLADE, Florida — An agricultural plane made an emergency landing Wednesday morning on a Belle Glade highway.

The single-engine crop duster landed on U.S. Highway 98 near Hatton Highway about 10:30 a.m. after the pilot reporter a mechanical problem, Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said.

She said the pilot was the only person onboard.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the pilot wasn't injured.

The FAA is investigating the incident.

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