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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168104
Last updated: 17 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AT8T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Air Tractor AT-802A
Owner/operator:Red Baron AG Service Inc
Registration: N802TY
MSN: 802A-0556
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Hazelton Municipal Airport (U94), Hazelton, ID -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Hazelton, ID (U94)
Destination airport:Hazelton, ID (U94)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that during takeoff roll in a tail wheeled airplane for the aerial application flight, as he rotated the airplane, it would not lift off and he applied full flaps. The airplane would still not lift off the runway, so he jettisoned the entire load from the hopper. Subsequently, the airplane pitched up and despite his control inputs, stalled, and impacted the ground. Substantial damage was sustained to the wings and fuselage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot added that he felt that either a downdraft or change in wind direction occurred at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during takeoff roll in variable wind conditions.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

29-Jul-2014 04:37 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 18:50 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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