Friday, July 16, 2021

Air Tractor AT-502B, N334LA: Accident occurred July 15, 2021 Edcouch, Hidalgo County, Texas

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aircraft encountered a crosswind on departure and struck sugar cane stalks causing a landing in a field. 

Sun Valley Dusting Co


Date: 15-JUL-21
Time: 16:10:00Z
Regis#: N334LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT-502B
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: SUBSTANTIAL
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 137
Aircraft Operator: SUN VALLEY DUSTING
City: EDCOUCH
State: TEXAS

No injuries were reported after a crop duster plane crashed in a field in Edcouch near Texas State Highway 107 and Mile 2 on Thursday.

Authorities said the pilot made it out of the crash OK and denied medical attention.

The Edcouch fire and police departments and Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

At one point the plane was on fire, but it was put out.

The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate the cause of the crash.

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