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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 280965
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT5T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Air Tractor 502XP
Registration: N501MW
MSN: 502A-3232
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ute, IA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Mapleton-James G. Whiting Memorial Field, IA (KMEY)
Destination airport:Ute, IA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On July 30, 2022, about 1300 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-502A airplane, N501MW, was destroyed when was involved in an accident near Ute, Iowa. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight.

There are no known witnesses to the accident. The airplane wreckage came to rest on a paved road, upright, facing east. The field that the pilot was spraying was to the east of the accident site and was bordered on three sides by power lines. Damaged power lines were located on the western edge of the field. Portions of the left wing were scattered around the powerlines and to the north of the wreckage. The airplane engine was driven near vertical into the edge of a paved road about 7 yards west of the damaged powerlines. A post-impact fire consumed a majority of the left wing, fuselage, and empennage. Evidence of all flight control surfaces were located at the accident site.

The wreckage was documented and released for recovery.




Revision history:

31-Jul-2022 02:02 Geno Added
31-Jul-2022 05:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
31-Jul-2022 13:00 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2022 13:33 Anon. Updated [Embed code]
31-Jul-2022 17:06 Captain Adam Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
31-Jul-2022 17:18 AgOps Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]
01-Aug-2022 01:22 johnwg Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Aug-2022 08:55 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
11-Aug-2022 20:45 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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