Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Air Tractor AT-401, N7315P: Incident occurred July 13, 2021 in Carroll, Iowa

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Des Moines, Iowa

Aircraft crashed due to loss of engine power  

Central Ag LLC


Date: 13-JUL-21
Time: 21:54:00Z
Regis#: N7315P
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT401
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137
City: CARROLL
State: IOWA



A crop dusting plane suffered what appeared to be an engine failure and the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing in a field off Mahogany Avenue near Swan Lake south of Carroll at around 5 p.m. Tuesday night. 

Local authorities responded to the scene and report the pilot suffered no serious injuries, however the crop duster, an Air Tractor AT-401 registered to Central Ag, LLC of Corsica, South Dakota, was likely a total loss. The Federal Aviation Administration, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) have all been notified and will be conducting a joint investigation into the incident.

1 comment:

  1. It was an off airport landing and from the looks of it, a damn good one, But I guess that's not "news" so the. Hats off to the pilot for for preserving his life and a crop that can actually make a buck this year. Just a guess but likely only a handful of seconds to remember and execute training.
    It'll be flying again in a season.

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