Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Air Tractor AT-602, N51037: Accident occurred June 04, 2021 in Drew, Sunflower County, Mississippi

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; Jackson, Mississippi

Boyle Flying Service Inc

Location: Drew, MS
Accident Number: CEN21LA254
Date & Time: June 4, 2021, 16:25 Local 
Registration: N51037
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

On June 4, 2021, about 1625 eastern daylight time, an Air Tractor AT602, N51037, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Drew, Mississippi. The pilot and sole occupant sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

The pilot stated that the airplane had just been loaded with about 4,000 lbs of dry fertilizer for the application flight and had about ¾ tanks of fuel (150 gal). The last memory he had of the event was the start of the takeoff roll.

A ground scar was present along the runway with the left navigation light embedded in the scar. The airplane came to rest upright off the left side the runway and sustained substantial damage to wings, ailerons, and rudder.

A detailed wreckage examination is pending.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC
Registration: N51037
Model/Series: AT-602
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KRNV,140 ft msl
Observation Time: 14:15 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 7 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 29°C /16°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 110°
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.857278,-90.612556 

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