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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234883
Last updated: 14 May 2020
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Date:08-APR-2020
Time:19:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-502
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N9185D
C/n / msn: 502-0200
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Pecan Gap, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft clipped a tree and impacted an open field in Pecan Gap, Texas. The airplane was destroyed and the sole pilot onboard received serious injures which later proved fatal.

NTSB Preliminary:
On April 7, 2020 about 1945 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-502 agricultural airplane, N9185D, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pecan Gap, Texas. The pilot received fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 137 agricultural flight.

The responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector noted the airplane had impacted the top of a tree before impacting terrain. Several airplane pieces, including the engine, were found in the wreckage path to the main wreckage. A post-crash fire consumed a majority of the of the fuselage. There were no witnesses to the accident.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Sources:

FAA
https://www.ksstradio.com/2020/04/plane-crash-reported-in-pecan-gap/
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pecan+Gap,+TX/@33.4382727,-95.8580991,6825m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x864bb1a5328958d9:0x97b8b94a100318d6!8m2!3d33.4370521!4d-95.8466311?hl=en-us
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N9185D

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20200408X83712&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=LA


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Apr-2020 18:03 Captain Adam Added
09-Apr-2020 01:34 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Damage]
19-Apr-2020 07:10 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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