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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240353
Last updated: 16 September 2020
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Date:21-AUG-2020
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-802A
Owner/operator:Tesk Aviation Llc
Registration: N759FA
C/n / msn: 802A-0759
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Blytheville, Mississippi County, AR -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On August 21, 2020, about 1430 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-802A agricultural airplane, N759FA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Del, Arkansas. The pilot was fatally injured. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.
The flight was to apply a fungicide agent to the crop. An initial report from two witnesses, who saw the airplane during the flight, indicated that the airplane made a steep turn, before losing altitude. The responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector noted that the airplane impacted terrain in a nose down attitude. The front of the airplane was heavily damaged, the wings were accordioned crushed along the wingspan, and the engine was submerged in the ground.
The wreckage will be recovered to a secure location for a detailed examination.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200821X74853&key=1
https://www.kait8.com/2020/08/21/crop-duster-crash-reported-miss-co/

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=759fa
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N759FA

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Aug-2020 01:50 Captain Adam Added
22-Aug-2020 03:45 Geno Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage]
22-Aug-2020 03:53 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source]
22-Aug-2020 08:03 RobertMB Updated [Registration]
22-Aug-2020 13:20 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 12:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2020 14:22 harro Updated [Source]

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