Sunday, July 25, 2021

Air Tractor AT-402B, N41068: Accident occurred March 05, 2021 in Moorhead, 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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Moorhead, MS
Accident Number: CEN21LA148
Date & Time: March 5, 2021, 10:15 Local
Registration: N41068
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC 
Registration: N41068
Model/Series: AT-402B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.451706,-90.492962 (est)


  1. Wow that is a real testament to the tank like build by Air Tractor. They actually make a military surveillance version (two seater in tandem). I'm sure this will only gain the military's confidence in their build. Always do a flyover to an unfinished field you are not familiar with whether you are an AG pilot or GA pilot. For reasons just as he mentioned: your sectional many not show new obstacles erected since the last publication.

  2. Fence posts stand vertically. How in the world did he get that one to go through the wing horizontally?