Friday, August 06, 2021

Air Tractor AT-502, N1519U: Accident occurred August 04, 2021 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio

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; Cleveland, Ohio

Carlson Production Services LLC

Location: Wooster, Ohio
Accident Number: CEN21LA354
Date and Time: August 4, 2021, 11:25 Local
Registration: N1519U
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC
Registration: N1519U
Model/Series: AT-502 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 40.8051,81.9351 (est)

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Wayne County — A Minnesota pilot was injured Wednesday morning when his crop duster plane crashed along Bechtel Road in Green Township of Wayne County.

Tyler James Vold, 24, of Breckenridge, Minnesota, was taken to Wooster Community Hospital for minor injuries, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Post in Wooster. 

An OSHP press release said Vold was the only person on board the plane, an Air Tractor AT-502, and that he was crop dusting when it struck a wire and he lost control. The plane crashed into several power lines and utility poles until coming to a stop in a yard next to a garage.

“There were no injuries to anyone on the ground or near the residences,” the news release said. 

An OSHP trooper said Vold called police at 10:28 a.m. The trooper said it was too early to know if the pilot was impaired or not.

He said the Federal Aviation Administration was on the scene as of 2:15 p.m. to investigate the crash.

Authorities said electric and cable lines were damaged in the crash. Crews from American Electric Power and MCTV, an internet service provider, were on scene to restore service. 

According to AEP's outage map, 1,733 customers were without power as of 2:30 p.m. 

It was unclear how many MCTV customers experienced an outage.

Other agencies on scene Wednesday included the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and Central Fire Department. 

Departments on scene: Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Wooster Post, Reconstruction Unit and Aviation. Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and Central Fire Department.

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