Thursday, June 02, 2022

Air Tractor AT-301, N3658T: Accident occurred June 01, 2022 in Pemberton, Burlington County, New Jersey

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; Teterboro, New Jersey 

Jersey Devil Dusters LLC


Location: Pemberton Township, New Jersey
Accident Number: ERA22LA255
Date and Time: June 1, 2022, 21:15 UTC 
Registration: N3658T
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-400A
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 137: Agricultural

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR INC
Registration: N3658T
Model/Series: AT-400A
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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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 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 39.944342,-74.629851 (est)

Landing gear damage on landing.  

Date: 01-JUN-22
Time: 21:15:00Z
Regis#: N3658T
Aircraft Make: AIR TRACTOR
Aircraft Model: AT-400
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: AERIAL APPLICATION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 137
City: PEMBERTON
State: NEW JERSEY


 


PEMBERTON, New Jersey - Authorities say a small plane made a "rough landing" in a field Wednesday afternoon in Burlington County.

The apparent emergency landing happened just after 5:30 p.m. near Rake Pond Road in Pemberton Township, according to authorities. 

No injuries were reported and its unknown how many people were aboard the aircraft. 

8 comments:

  1. This company has a proven track record of wrecking airplanes

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  2. I believe this same company crashed a plane at the same air field a couple years ago. Sounds like they need to get better pilots?

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    1. They have a lot of pilots to support operation of four Weatherly 201's, two Weatherly 620's, a Pawnee, a Boeing Kaydet rigged for Ag, a Mielec M-18 and this Air tractor that are all currently registered to the business.

      Operating 10 Ag aircraft, two years between crashes ≠ bad pilots.

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  3. The AT-300 series were built with radial power. This one obviously had a PT6 conversion to get it up to AT-400 and up turbine series. That's not a cheap conversion in any aircraft. But I guess it's cheaper buying an old piston hull and drop in a used PT-6 engine instead of procuring a brand new $1.2M AT-802 and hiring green pilots for less money.

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    1. Factory made AT-400's as turbines. Not conversions.

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    2. You don’t get an 802 for 1.2 anymore

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  4. There was reported to be 27 people on board

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