Sunday, May 29, 2022

Air Tractor AT-802A, N579LA: Accident occurred May 27, 2022 in Weiner, Poinsett County, Arkansas

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; Memphis, Tennessee


Location: Weiner, Arkansas 
Accident Number: CEN22LA226
Date and Time: May 27, 2022, 07:30 Local
Registration: N579LA
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-802A
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC
Registration: N579LA
Model/Series: AT-802A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: 
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site:
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
Observation Time:
Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
Lowest Cloud Condition:
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: Visibility:
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Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 
Destination:

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: 35.590272,-90.913672

Aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.  

Date: 27-MAY-22
Time: 12:30:00Z
Regis#: N579LA
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT-802
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 137
City: WEINER
State: ARKANSAS




POINSETT COUNTY, Arkansas (KAIT) - Crews were at the scene of a crop duster crash in Poinsett County Friday morning.

On Tuesday, May 31, Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder released the name of the pilot as Trampus Johnson. He’s expected to be okay.

On Friday, May 27, Sheriff Kevin Molder confirmed the plane went down at the corner of Airport Road and Silver Maple Lane near Waldenburg around 7:35 a.m.

The pilot was taken to a hospital. According to his sister-in-law, he is expected to recover and was awake and alert at the hospital.



Poinsett County Sheriff's Office - 

At approximately 7:35 a.m., the Poinsett County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call stating that a crop duster plane had gone down at the corner of Airport Road & Silver Maple Lane near Waldenburg. 

Weiner first responders and Medic One was notified.

The pilot was transported to a hospital.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been notified and will be investigating.

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