Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Air Tractor AT-802A, N512LA: Incident occurred September 08, 2020 in Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming


Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver

Aircraft clipped cable or line during during firefighting operations.

Western Pilot Service Inc

https://registry.faa.gov/N512LA

Date: 08-SEP-20
Time: 00:45:00Z
Regis#: N512LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT802
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: FIREFIGHTING
Flight Phase: MANEUVERING (MNV)
Operation: 103
City: JACKSON
State: WYOMING

5 comments:

  1. Narrowly missed being another Ag/Firefighter high risk flying job casualty on KR that sadly has been on the increase this year in alarming manner.

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    1. ^^Correct. They are very popular in suburban metro cities where there are lots of trees. I live in suburban Atlanta and we have them. They are also in Orlando where my second home is. It's amazing at how well they blend into nature as intended but you can't appreciate it here being in a mostly desert dotted with trees.

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    2. We've got a lot of those here in the Phoenix area. Either pine trees or palm trees depending on the area!

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