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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213236
Last updated: 21 February 2021
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Date:13-JUL-2018
Time:18:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT6T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-602
Owner/operator:Aero Charter Express
Registration: N629LA
C/n / msn: 602-0629
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Vermillion County, Danville, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Danville-Vermilion County Airport, IL (DNV/KDNV)
Destination airport:Danville-Vermilion County Airport, IL (DNV/KDNV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
An Air Tractor 602 agricultural airplane, N629LA, registered to Pro-Agr Inc., of Danville, Illinois, and operated by Aero Charter Express, of Bismarck, Illinois, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground while maneuvering during aerial application near Bismarck, Illinois. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The local aerial application flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 137. The flight originated at 1745 from the Vermillion Regional Airport (DNV), Danville, Illinois.
A witness, who was an agricultural pilot, observed the airplane maneuvering at low altitude and it appeared to go into a flat spin. The airplane impacted the ground and the pilot was taken to the hospital by local responders.

Sources:

http://www.vermilioncountyfirst.com/2018/07/13/plane-crash-near-bismarck-leaves-pilot-hurt/
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2018-07-13/updated-pilot-hurt-small-plane-crash-vermilion-county.html
http://www.wandtv.com/story/38644071/pilot-airlifted-from-plane-crash-scene
https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180713X00848&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA
FAA
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=438LA

https://www.balloonsoververmilion.com

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Jul-2018 03:37 Geno Added
14-Jul-2018 04:06 Geno Updated [Source]
17-Jul-2018 04:21 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 07:37 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
13-Feb-2019 07:44 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2019 07:46 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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