Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Air Tractor AT-802A, N9197F: Accident occurred July 30, 2021 and Incident occurred May 23, 2021

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. 

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

Aero Tech Inc

Location: Fort Sumner, NM 
Accident Number: WPR21LA310
Date & Time: July 30, 2021, 11:15 Local
Registration: N9197F
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC 
Registration: N9197F
Model/Series: AT-802A 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file 
Operating Certificate(s) Held:
Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code: QTEG

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: KCVS,4295 ft msl 
Observation Time: 13:58 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 54 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 31°C /14°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 7000 ft AGL 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 13 knots / 16 knots, 160°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point:

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 34.651836,-104.35552 (est)

FORT SUMNER, New Mexico (KRQE) – New Mexico State Police say a crop duster crashed near Sumner Lake Friday morning. NMSP says the De Baca County Sheriff’s Office located the plane near Red Canyon.

They say reports are that the plane was flying low and struck a windmill. 

The pilot was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. 

New Mexico State Police says the FAA has been notified of the crash.

No other information was provided.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

May 23, 2021:  Aircraft struck a powerline in Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania. 

Aero Tech Inc

Date: 23-MAY-21
Time: 13:30:00Z
Regis#: N9197F
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT802
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Operation: 137

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