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

National Transportation Safety Board accident number: CEN21LA354 

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Cleveland, Ohio

Aircraft struck powerline and crashed in a field. 

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Date: 04-AUG-21
Time: 14:25:00Z
Regis#: N1519U
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT502
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Operation: 137
State: OHIO

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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