Thursday, May 12, 2022

Thrush S2R-H80, N510KK: Accident occurred May 12, 2022 near Aurora State Airport (KUAO), Marion County, Oregon

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; Kansas City, Missouri

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Aurora, Missouri
Accident Number: CEN22LA200
Date and Time: May 12, 2022, 10:50 Local
Registration: N510KK
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N510KK
Model/Series: S2R-H80 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Agricultural aircraft (137)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHFJ,1316 ft msl
Observation Time: 10:55 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 15 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 27°C /20°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 7 knots / 14 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.06 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: 

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: 36.950024,-93.700218 (est)

Aircraft struck a powerline and crashed in a field.

Date: 12-MAY-22
Time: 15:47:00Z
Regis#: N510KK
Aircraft Make: THRUSH
Aircraft Model: S2R-H80
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: SERIOUS
Aircraft Missing: No
Operation: 137


AURORA, Missouri – The Aurora Police Department has confirmed a plane went down near the Aurora Airport at about 10:47 am on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

The pilot was the only person onboard the plane, according to the Aurora Rural Fire Protection District’s Facebook page.

The Aurora Fire Department says he was life-flighted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for treatment.

An employee at the airport says that two ambulances, a fire truck, and several police vehicles were at the scene about half a mile south of the airstrip.

The Aurora Rural Fire Protection District says the plane hit power lines as it fell and crews from the electric company are working to repair the lines.

According to the City of Aurora Facebook Page, westbound traffic on Highway 60 is being redirected through town at the Business 60 and Highway 60 intersection on Church Street to Elliott Street.

Eastbound traffic was detoured at the Highway 39 and Highway 60 intersection through town to Elliott then Business 60 east on Church Street.

Us 60 has now been reopened.

According to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, the plane was owned by Kingsley’s, a company in Miller that specializes in crop dusting planes.

The plane’s owner said the pilot suffered a broken wrist, nose, and ribs.

1 comment:

  1. Hoping that there is speedy recovery for the pilot, an essential worker who directly supports the agricultural system that feeds America.

    With billions of dollars floating around that are advertised as helping various situations in foreign lands, the lack of supportive funding to unburden these pilots of their crash related medical expenses and spray operators of their aircraft replacement costs is difficult to understand.