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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240419
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Date:27-MAY-2019
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT802
Owner/operator:Whirlwind Aviation Inc
Registration: N802WW
C/n / msn: 802A-0434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fisher, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Fisher, AR (48AR)
Destination airport:Fisher, AR
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, after filling the hopper with fertilizer and during the takeoff roll to the north, the airplane "encountered a gust of wind from the southwest." The airplane veered left, exited the airstrip, and impacted a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during takeoff in gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and impact with a ditch.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190529X23833&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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