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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 229614
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:08-OCT-2018
Time:10:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT 402
Owner/operator:Leleuxs Flying Service Inc.
Registration: N1500E
C/n / msn: 402-0820
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Crowley, LA -
Phase:
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Crowley, LA (PVT)
Destination airport:Crowley, LA (3R2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he did not want to take off from the wet grass airstrip he normally used, so he decided to take off from an asphalt road that paralleled the grass on the left side of the airstrip. During the takeoff roll, the left wing collided with tall vegetation, and the airplane veered left and exited the road. The airplane subsequently impacted a drainage culvert.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing and the empennage.
The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.




Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for takeoff, which resulted in a collision with vegetation and a subsequent loss of directional control.



Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20181009X31826&key=1

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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