Friday, July 16, 2021

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

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; San Antonio, Texas

Sun Valley Dusting Co

Location: Edcouch, TX 
Accident Number: CEN21LA322
Date & Time: July 15, 2021, 11:10 Local 
Registration: N334LA
Aircraft: Air Tractor AT502 
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Air Tractor
Registration: N334LA
Model/Series: AT502 B 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Edcouch, TX 
Destination: Edcouch, TX

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: 26.290349,-97.949446 (est)

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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