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Cessna A188B AGWagon/AGTruck, N90834: Accident occurred July 31, 2020 in Memphis, Scotland County, Missouri

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Woods Flying Service LLC

NTSB Identification: CEN20CA320

14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Friday, July 31, 2020 in Memphis, MO
Aircraft: Cessna A188, registration: N90834

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 departed from a grass strip and crashed in a field.

Date: 31-JUL-20

Time: 14:50:00Z
Regis#: N90834
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: A188
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 137

NEAR MEMPHIS, Missouri — A crop duster was forced to make an emergency landing in northeast Missouri Friday morning.

It happened around 9 a.m. in a farm field four miles south of Memphis, Missouri.

Scotland County Chief Deputy Bryan Whitney told KTVO the plane was piloted by Kenneth H. Stump, 59, of Ward, Arkansas.

Stump was flying locally for Wood's Flying Service located outside Memphis.

Whitney said Stump took off from a private grass air strip and reached an altitude of 80 feet before experiencing a steering malfunction involving the rear tail rudder.

The Cessna A188B AGWagon/AGTruck aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in a field about a half-mile from where it took off.

Stump suffered minor injuries and was taken by private auto to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis for treatment.

Whitney said no fuel and no chemical leaked from the aircraft.

The incident was investigated by the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Federal Aviation Administration.

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